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I need your prayers for a cop, a real cop, my best friend...GT Member Da Law

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by RussP, Oct 6, 2012.

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  1. RussP

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    Thanks to all, again...

    A couple days after the funeral, Leigh Anne took the boys on a trip to Hawaii. A new adventure to begin a new phase of their lives. Mike would never have gone there.

    See, Mike wouldn't fly commercial. He loved flying. He even applied for the CCPD Aviation Program. He wouldn't fly commercial because they wouldn't let him carry on board the plane.

    They had a great time in the islands. First day, it was a helicopter ride over volcano and waterfalls. They went to Mauna Loa at dusk to watch the volcano. The hotel upgraded them to an ocean view room. She took a photo of that view at night and posted this with it.
    I knew her Dad, too. Retired CIA and some other jobs post retirement we can't talk about. He had indeed seen the ugly in this world, but, he knew the beauty - his wife, his daughters, his grandchildren, his friends.

    They also went to Pearl Harbor on December 7. Mike was a huge WWII 'scholar'. His uncle flew in the war.

    I'll close this post with something else Leigh Anne wrote the day after the funeral.
    As you pray and voice good thoughts for all those in Connecticut, please remember Leigh Anne and the boys.
     
  2. SwatDawg15

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    I, too have been away from the forum for a while.. Im sorry its late, but I will be praying for his family, Department, and you. The good always go first it seems.

    RIP Mike
     


  3. RussP

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    Thanks to the Chesterfield PD, the church pre-school and community friends, the boys and Leigh Anne had presents to open this morning. The photo of the tree shows only a portion of them.

    Leigh Anne captioned the gingerbread house photo with, "Mark is truly Mike's son. Don't know if you noticed, but those are "cannons that shoot Zombies" around the door of his Gingerbread House."

    The most important thing this Christmas can't be captured in an image - the comfort and support they receive from all your prayers, good thoughts and well wishes.

    They send their prayers for all who are supporting them and wish you, "MERRY CHRISTMAS!"
     

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    Prayers for him and all who knew and loved him.
     
  6. RussP

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    Thank you all!!! When the count went over 10,000 last night, I sent Leigh Anne an email. She is very grateful for the continuing prayers.

    Mike had a tradition for New Years Eve. She reminded me about it last night...
    He was very proud of that.

    I never asked him if he ever ran code to get home...:whistling:
     
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    Long time on this forum. Didnt know that my brother knew the same Mike that you did. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. They were workout/gym partners at American Family off Hull St for more than a year. Went to showplace together several times. My brother would always bring up Mike in conversation when it came to guns/doomsday, etc.

    We grew up on the southside in the early 80s off Willowbranch by the Chesterfield indoor tennis/racquet club. Old neighbor back then was Sgt Mike Nash who had two german sheperds. Not too far from the funeral home by Food Lion. Not too far from Chest Police Station old/new one. About 8 yrs ago my brother moved out to new Hull St/corridor and met Mike at the gym. My brother was shocked to get a text about Mike when he lapsed into a coma. He even helped Mike move the big safe that his brother/dad?? gave him. My brother would tell me that Mike complained of headaches all summer and at the point where he went to the ER to get checked out and thats where they found the tumor.

    Visited him after the surgery several times and was doing well in rehab. And was shocked to hear about his passing. He went to the wake and funeral to see his workout buddy/friend move on to a better place. My brother did say that one of the fellow officers made the everyone laugh in his remembering of Mike at the funeral.
     
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    Thank you all for the continued prayers for Mike's family and friends...

    The grieving process for all is going forward.

    Leigh Anne posted this today. Mark, 5, just had his BD. I can remember when he was born.
    Bless all of you...
     
  9. RussP

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    Last Saturday we passed 6-months since Mike's death. As Leigh Anne and I said to each other, we wish the hole he left was getting smaller.

    The boys are inspirations, yet still cry for their dad.

    Mike's marker was placed to coincide with Police Memorial Week. He'd of wanted that.

    Thank you all for the continuing prayers and good thoughts...

    Russ & Mike's Family
     
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    Tomorrow is a year since Mike passed.

    The whole is no smaller.

    People still say the dumbest things to his wife.

    Th boys are still trying to get back to being boys.

    Thanks for all the prayers.

    Y'all stay safe, take care of yourselves...

    Russ
     
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    I want to thank all of you who kept all of us in your prayers and good thoughts. They brought comfort to us...
     
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    Gone but not forgotten. RIP Mike.

    I hope his wife and kids are able to find a new normal.
     
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    They, we are working on that...Thank you!
     
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