Police Officer's Prayer to St. Michael

 

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,
who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premises of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional eyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for
 investigation and wise judgement.  Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

 And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your
 heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the   
 throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all
 the people.   

 

Amen

 

Line of Duty Murders

This section is dedicated to MURDERED Police Officers who sacrificed the most, and gave the last measure of devotion to their coworkers, agencies, families and those they served.  From all of us at Sheepdog Guardian Consulting, we thank you for your sacrifice and service.

May you rest in peace. 

  • Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera, El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Texas (19 Mar 24)-gunfire

    • Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thompson, Kittitas County Sheriff's Office, Washington (19 Mar 2019)-gunfire

  • Police Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg, Midland Police Department, Texas (05 Mar 2019)-gunfire

  • Police Officer Matthew Rittner, Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin (06 Feb 2019)-gunfire

  • Detective William Brewer, Clermont County Sheriff's, Ohio (03 Feb 2019) -gunfire

  • Police Officer Sergeant. Wytasha Carter, Birmingham Police Department, Alabama (13 Jan 2019)-gunfire

    • Police Officer Natalie Corona, Davis Police Department, California (11 Jan 2019)-gunfire

  • Police Officer Joseph Shinners, Provo Police Department, Utah (05 Jan 2019)-gunfire

  • Police Officer Ronil Singh, Newman Police Department, California (26 Dec 2018) - gunfire

  • Police Officer Conrad Gary, Chicago Police Department, Illinois (17 Dec 2018) - struck by train while in pursuit

    • Police Officer Eduardo Marmolejo, Chicago Police Department, Illinois (17 Dec 2018) - struck by train while in pursuit

  • Police Officer Edgar Isidro Flores, DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia (13 Dec 2018) - gunfire

    • Sergeant Benton Hurley Bertram, Charlestown Police Department, Indiana (12 Dec 2018) - vehicle pursuit

  • Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase S. White, United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government (29 Nov 2018) - gunfire

    • Deputy Sheriff Antonio Hinostroza, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, California (25 Nov 2018) - vehicle pursuit

  • Police Officer David Romrell, South Salt Lake Police Department, Utah (24 Nov 2018) - vehicular assault

    • Police Officer Samuel Jimenez, Chicago Police Department, Illinois (19 Nov 2018) - gunfire

  • Sergeant Ronald Lee Helus, Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California (8 Nov 2018) - gunfire

    • Investigator Farrah Turner, Florence County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina (22 Oct 2018) - gunfire

  • Police Officer Antwan DeArvis Toney, Gwinnett County Police Department, Georgia (20 Oct 2018) - gunfire

    • Trooper Kevin Keith Conner, North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina (17 Oct 2018) - gunfire

  • Sergeant Terrence Felipe Carraway, Florence Police Department, South Carolina (3 Oct 2018) - gunfire

    • Corporal Walter Zachery Moak, Brookhaven Police Department, Mississippi (29 Sep 2018) - gunfire

  • Patrolman James Kevin White, Brookhaven Police Department, Mississippi (29 Sep 2018) - gunfire

    • Deputy Sheriff Mark V. Stasyuk, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California (17 Sep 2018) - gunfire

  • Deputy Sheriff Robert Kenneth Kunze, III, Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas (16 Sep 2018) - gunfire

    • Chief of Police Frank A. McClelland, Jr., Ludowici Police Department, Georgia (15 Sep 2018) - vehicle pursuit

  • Corporal Garrett Willis Hull, Fort Worth Police Department, Texas (14 Sep 2018) - gunfire

    • Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos, Jr., California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California (14 Sep 2018) - assault

  • Police Officer Fadi Mukhlis Shukur, Detroit Police Department, Michigan (14 Aug 2018) - vehicle assault (DUI)

    • Investigator Timothy Dale Cole, Sr., Comanche County District Attorney's Office, Oklahoma (4 Aug 2018) - gunfire

  • Police Officer Adam Edward Jobbers-Miller, Fort Myers Police Department, Florida (28 Jul 2018) - gunfire

    • Police Officer Michael J. Michalski, Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin (25 Jul 2018) - gunfire

  • Trooper Tyler James Edenhofer, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona (25 Jul 2018) - gunfire

    • Police Officer Diego Moreno, Kent Police Department, Washington (22 Jul 2018) - vehicle pursuit

  • Senior Corporal Earl James "Jamie" Givens, III, Dallas Police Department, Texas (21 Jul 2018) - vehicle assault

    • Corrections Officer Joseph Gomm, Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota (18 Jul 2018) - assault

  • Police Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa, Hawaii County Police Department, Hawaii (18 Jul 2018) - gunfire

    • Sergeant Michael C. Chesna, Weymouth Police Department, Massachusetts (15 Jul 2018) - gunfire

  • Trooper Nicholas F. Clark, New York State Police, New York (2 Jul 2018) - gunfire

    • Police Officer Mathew J. Mazany, Mentor Police Department, Ohio (24 Jun 2018) - vehicle assault

  • Deputy Sheriff Theresa Sue King, Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, Kansas (16 Jun 2018) - gunfire

    • Deputy Sheriff Patrick Thomas Rohrer, Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, Kansas (15 Jun 2018) - gunfire

  • Police Officer Charles G. Irvine, Jr., Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin (7 Jun 2018) - vehicle pursuit

    • Sergeant Daniel Scott Baker, Dickson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee (30 May 2018) - gunfire

  • Trooper Samuel Newton Bullard, North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina (21 May 2018) - vehicle pursuit

    • Police Officer Amy Caprio, Baltimore County Police Department, Maryland (21 May 2018) - vehicle assault

  • Deputy Sheriff William J. Gentry, Jr., Highlands County Sheriff's Office, Florida (7 May 2018) - gunfire

    • Police Officer Robert Shawn Pitts, Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana (4 May 2018) - gunfire

  • Police Officer Charles Whites, Round Rock Police Department, Texas (27 Apr 2018) - vehicle assault

    • Police Officer Jesus "Chuy" Cordova, Nogales Police Department, Arizona (27 Apr 2018) - gunfire

  • Police Officer Rogelio Santander, Jr., Dallas Police Department, Texas (25 Apr 2019) - gunfire

    • Corporal Eugene Cole, Somerset County Sheriff's Office, Maine (25 Apr 2018) - gunfire

  • Deputy Sheriff Taylor Fletcher Lindsey, Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, Florida (19 Apr 2018) - gunfire

    • Sergeant Noel Beltran Ramirez, Jr., Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, Florida (19 Apr 2018) - gunfire

  • Sergeant Sean McNamee Gannon, Yarmouth Police Department, Massachusetts (12 Apr 2018) - gunfire

    • Police Officer Phillip Lynn Meacham, Hopkinsville Police Department, Kentucky (29 Mar 2018) - gunfire

  • Police Officer Andres Laza-Caraballo, Juncos Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico (21 Mar 2018) - gunfire

    • Police Officer Scotty Hamilton, Pikeville Police Department, Kentucky (12 Mar 2018) - gunfire

  • Reserve Officer Christopher Michael Lawton, Zachary Police Department, Louisiana (12 Mar 2018) - gunfire

    • Police Officer Greggory Casillas, Pomona Police Department, California (9 Mar 2018) - gunfire

  • Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, Clinton Police Department, Missouri (6 Mar 2018) - gunfire

    • Deputy Sheriff Jacob M. Pickett, Boone County Sheriff's Office, Indiana (2 Mar 2018) - gunfire

  • Deputy Sheriff Alexis Thunder Eagle Locklear, Scotland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina (1 Mar 2018) - vehicle pursuit

    • Sergeant Mark J. Baserman, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania (26 Feb 2018) - assault

  • Sergeant Mujahid Ramzziddin, Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland (21 Feb 2018) - gunfire

    • Police Officer Justin Taylor Billa, Mobile Police Department, Alabama (20 Feb 2018) - gunfire

  • Commander Paul R. Bauer, Chicago Police Department, Illinois (13 Feb 2018) - gunfire

    • Police Officer Anthony Pasquale Morelli, Westerville Division of Police, Ohio (10 Feb 2018) - gunfire

  • K9 Officer Eric Joseph Joering, Westerville Division of Police, Ohio (10 Feb 2018) - gunfire

    • Police Officer Chase Lee Maddox, Locust Grove Police Department, Georgia (9 Feb 2018) - gunfire

  • Police Officer David Charles Sherrard, Richardson Police Department, Texas (7 Feb 2018) - gunfire

    • Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California (6 Feb 2018) - gunfire

  • Deputy Sheriff Micah Lee Flick, El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado (5 Feb 2018) - gunfire​

 

Line of Duty K9 Murders

This section is dedicated to MURDERED Police Service Dogs who sacrificed the most, who gave their last measure of devotion to their handlers, agencies and those they served.  From all of us at Sheepdog Guardian Consulting, we thank you for your sacrifice and service. 

May they rest in peace.

 

Oh almighty God, whose great power and eternal wisdom

embraces the universe, watch over my handler while I sleep.

Protect my handler from harm while I am unable to do so.

I pray, help keep our streets and homes safe while my

handler and I rest. I ask for your loving care because my

handler's duty is dangerous. Grant my handler your

unending strength and courage in our daily assignments.

 

Dear God, protect my brave handler, grant your almighty

protection, unite my handler safely with the family after the

tour of duty has ended. I ask nothing for myself.

Amen

                                            

Line of Duty K9 Deaths (Others)

This section is dedicated to the Police Service Dogs who died related to accident or illness. May they rest in peace.

Police Suicide

Please, please, please seek help! National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit the Badge of Life: Psychological Survival for Police Officer for additional resources. 

May you find peace.

God our strength and our redeemer: you do not leave us in this life nor abandon us in death. Hear our prayer for those in despair, when days are full of darkness and the future empty of hope. Renew in them your sustaining strength for we believe that there is nothing in all creation that can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Amen.

We use many sources to bring you this memorial page, however, much of the information comes from our friends at the Officer Down Memorial Page.