Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Police Horse Down

Mikey C, named after Officer Michael Ceriale, passed suddenly after a seizure:
  • The horse reared and struggled as if fighting an invisible assailant. Chicago Police Officer Paul Casasanto, on mounted patrol at North Avenue beach, had slid off the horse as it began to struggle inexplicably.

    “Mik just went down,” Casasanto said in to a police radio while holding tightly to the horse’s reins. Casasanto tried to calm his horse while people in bathing suits and jogging clothes began closing in. “Stay back,” he warned, as the animal continued to kick its powerful back legs.

    After several weakening attempts to stand, the horse folded to the ground and rolled onto its side. When the horse laid its head on the pavement in defeat, Casasanto placed one hand over its half-open eye as the animal took a last labored breath. “He’s gone,” said Casasanto, as onlookers began herding children back toward the water.
Deepest sympathies to Officer Casasanto on the loss of his partner and to all our fellow officers who lost a living memorial to Officer Michael Ceriale, 13 years gone now.

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Blogger Working Man said...

I just read the story of the passing of "Mikey C", Officer Casasanto's partner. What a truly heartbreaking story. My heart goes out to Officer Casasanto for the pain and agony I'm sure he's going through right now. These horses are amazing animals and have helped myself out in many crowd control incidents in my time.
God bless you Officer, and may Mikey C be romping through the pastures over the Rainbow Bridge.

8/30/2011 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they put his star in the honored case. He died in the performance of his duty like Sgt. Silva.

8/30/2011 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very sorry officer about your partner. off topic now, 5 guys from tru were just stripped pending charges over that stupid parking ticket thing from years ago. I know that it was only one guy who was the real culprit, but I guess hes just not man enough to except he was wrong and bail out the other coppers. Second, I hear that 4 coppers who stepped in sh*t about a year and a half ago in gang enforcement have federal charges coming. I guess they are to be stripped at the end of this week. the info from the confidential cr number was turned over to the states attorney who relayed it to the feds because its a civil rights case(sounds fishy to me). boys and girls, please dont do stupid stuff anymore, especially like the gang enforcement guys who screwed up in A/4...its not worth it!

8/30/2011 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG!! I'm so saddened to hear about the loss of the police horse!!

How terribly awlful.

My condolences.

I'm going to have to stop reading this blog before bed....I keep crying reading some of these stories!

I feel very sad for the officer who lost a great friend and I hope the police horse didn't suffer to much pain.

My prayers go out to all.

Be Safe!

8/30/2011 01:04:00 AM  
Blogger KEKO JONES said...

sad…just sad.

8/30/2011 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Died just like, Mike; doing his job.

8/30/2011 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW

8/30/2011 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW Sorry to hear that. Luckily nobody was close enough to get hurt and that his partner knew what was happening to him.

8/30/2011 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heartbreaking. Sincere condolences.

8/30/2011 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this job can take the life out of- even a horse. i may be next the way things are going at work. RIP

8/30/2011 02:38:00 AM  
Blogger Was that a SPEEDBUMP?! said...

Sorry for your loss Paul. Animals DO become part of our family and the bond is very strong. He was in pain, but he's released now.

8/30/2011 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not Mike has a good horse to go with my dog til I get there?

Happy trails.

8/30/2011 04:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How sad. I love animals more than most humans.

8/30/2011 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speed Mickey c im sure Mike will be waiting to ride you in heaven. Thanks for your service LIFM

8/30/2011 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry this living legacy to Mike Ceriale is gone.

My condolences to Mike's family and friends and to those who loved Mickey as well.

That must have been a horrible thing to see the horse go down like that.

Please, no line of duty jokes.

8/30/2011 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you officer. I take comfort in knowing that this horse was a rescue and was able to live out it's life in service to others but it is never easy to lose a friend. God Bless

8/30/2011 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes to Officer Casasanto. RIP Mikey C.

8/30/2011 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP That horse did more positive things for the public than most west and south side two legged animals will do in their entire lives.

8/30/2011 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

St. Francis can now ride you into heaven buddy.

8/30/2011 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Sounds like Colic, but who knows?
2. RIP, Mikey C. (And Namesake)
V/R JWest

8/30/2011 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Condolences to Officer Cassasanto on his loss. Paulie is a great guy, worked with him in 008 years ago. Has a great family.Son and wife the Police too!

8/30/2011 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May you rest in eternal peace Mikey C.

8/30/2011 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the picture of this loss in the Tribune and I was immediately saddened by the loss of a fellow "cop". God Bless.

8/30/2011 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Kujawa's said...

RIP Mik....we will miss you and thank you for all the good times. Uncle Paulie -we are so sorry for your loss just know that we love you and will always be there! God bless - Kujawa's

8/30/2011 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND OF COURSE AFTER THE HORSE WENT DOWN,HE KEPT TRYING TO GET UP!!HE HAD HEART AND PRIDE!HE WAS A CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER!GOD BLESS...HE IS NOW PATROLLING IN HEAVEN,AND WE ALL HAVE ANOTHER ANGEL WATCHING OVER US NOW!!

8/30/2011 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

My deepest condolences to Officer Casasanto and CPD. These fine animals really care about us and show it in so many ways.

8/30/2011 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sorry for your loss, Officer Casasanto.

8/30/2011 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did they take the horse away on a bulldozer? Aren't there special ambulances or lifts for the horse that could of been borrowed from a race track. I don't know, just hearing that it got picked up like garbage. There had to be another way available to respect the horse, especially in front of so many children who were at the beach.

8/30/2011 08:50:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

many people, especially city slickers, are in awe every time they encounter a horse--- they are such beautiful and powerful animals--- god bless mikey c and he is making his ascent to heaven to be by officer ceriale's side....

8/30/2011 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous big-dewey said...

may God bless these animals that devote themselves to their partners without reservation and respond in the line of duty without hesitation.

rest in peace Mikey C

8/30/2011 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly a sad event my heart goes out to "Mikey C" and his Partner God Bless

8/30/2011 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paulie,
You and your partner are now in "That Club". Unsettling as it may be. Sorry to hear about Mickey C
"Petey/Sky/Sam Horse"

8/30/2011 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard same thing GEU guys getting atripped... Not good.. Lets see if Leo will go to bat for you?? Or... Will he help beat you with the bat...hmmmmmmmmm

8/30/2011 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Mikey C. said...

He's going to that big stable in the sky!

:-(......

8/30/2011 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss officer.

8/30/2011 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless faithful partner. Until we meet again.

8/30/2011 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To address any concerns readers may have about how Mikey died:

All horses have a defect in their hearts that can cause what is known as an arterial blowout. That's a layman's term, don't know the technical term. A vast majority of horses reach the natural end of their lives without the defect ever causing a problem. Some are just unlucky.

Basically a weak spot in the artery gives and the horse bleeds out. The horse may have a sensation of shock, such as Mikey did and react, while others just lay down and die in a pasture, doing nothing.

Officer C did the best he could, but he couldn't do much more than comfort Mikey as he left. I feel for him, having been in similar situations with horses.

So, as shocking as this may be, nobody did anything wrong. It was simply Mikey's time to go.

8/30/2011 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is probably one of the saddest stories I've read on this site.

Last year we lost our Dog, a little Pure Bred Ghetto Wolf that I brought home 17 years ago when I worked in 015. The loss was devastating to our Family.

Best wishes to the Mounted Officer, I feel his pain...

RIP Mikey C.

8/30/2011 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for your lose officer.Im sure he's galloping through the clouds as we speak.Off subject 022 officer assigned to a Southside high school received multiple contusions and a fractured wrist breaking up a fight on the first day of school.While on the medical he finds out he's been permanently replaced.His partner,who did nothing during this event ,is given an even easier assignment.WTF

8/30/2011 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. My sincere condolences to you, Paul. And sincerest condolences to the family of Michael Ceriale.

8/30/2011 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

very sorry officer about your partner. off topic now, 5 guys from tru were just stripped pending charges over that stupid parking ticket thing from years ago. I know that it was only one guy who was the real culprit, but I guess hes just not man enough to except he was wrong and bail out the other coppers. Second, I hear that 4 coppers who stepped in sh*t about a year and a half ago in gang enforcement have federal charges coming. I guess they are to be stripped at the end of this week. the info from the confidential cr number was turned over to the states attorney who relayed it to the feds because its a civil rights case(sounds fishy to me). boys and girls, please dont do stupid stuff anymore, especially like the gang enforcement guys who screwed up in A/4...its not worth it!

8/30/2011 12:28:00 AM

Unfortunately, officers are going to continue to do stupid shit. No matter how many times you tell some of these strokes that "it's not worth it, just answer your fucking calls and help your fellow officers out" they still won't listen. The bosses love you when you come in with "good numbers" but the minute you get screwed over, it's over.

8/30/2011 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell!!! Why would the horse suddenly drop dead like that???

8/30/2011 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condolences to PO Casasanto. RIP Mickey C.

8/30/2011 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Casasanto, my sincere condolences on your loss of your best friend and partner. They bring so much joy to our lives (and jobs) but they always leave too soon. RIP Mikey C.......look for my Ike.

8/30/2011 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This all brings to mind a picture from around 1900, taken on the North Side near the Goudy School and what are now the elevated tracks -- two fellows in caps and overalls shoveling coal from a railroad car into a delivery wagon, the horse standing patiently between the shafts, waiting to pull again.

This city used to run on an awful lot of sheer labor from both people and animals; they say the sound of steel-rimmed wagon wheels on brick streets started at dawn and went far into the night...

8/30/2011 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally O.T. but please Supt.
G-Mac if you read this please get rid of the Area 5 Detective Division Violent Crimes Lt. K.S. she is totally incompetent and in way over her head. She has no idea what she is doing and is constantly giving bad advice to the less senior Detectives on the floor. Besides that she has got to be one of the nosiest and insecure people I have ever met on this job.

Since she rides horses for a hobby while on the clock and off in Huntley put her in the Mounted Unit where she may do some good.

8/30/2011 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sad story. Unfortunately the REAL animals on this department make better partners than many humans

8/30/2011 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

met paul when i worked in 009 with his ex-wife over 10 years ago. they were both very nice to this new guy. met mike c when paul was patrolling down at the planetarium one afternoon at least 5 years ago. had my young daughter with me and paul had my daughter up for a short ride on mike c. thanks paul and mike c, green pastures and blue skies.

8/30/2011 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paulie, I am so sorry for the loss of your partner!

8/30/2011 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your loss Paul, just know Mikey C is in a better place! Be safe out there everyone and "Thank you" for all you do for this City!

8/30/2011 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences Paulie. RIP Mikey.

8/30/2011 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 guys from tru were just stripped pending charges over that stupid parking ticket thing from years ago. I know that it was only one guy who was the real culprit, but I guess hes just not man enough to except he was wrong and bail out the other coppers. Second, I hear that 4 coppers who stepped in sh*t about a year and a half ago in gang enforcement have federal charges coming. I guess they are to be stripped at the end of this week. the info from the confidential cr number was turned over to the states attorney who relayed it to the feds because its a civil rights case(sounds fishy to me). boys and girls, please dont do stupid stuff anymore, especially like the gang enforcement guys who screwed up in A/4...its not worth it!

8/30/2011 12:28:00 AM

It must not be that confidental cr when you know about it . please dont just place something on here without given all info. what is wrong with this evil world . give us information as to what happen that cause this cr number . all secrets are so outdated let us know everything . that is the problem with the brothers and sisters in blue everyone keeps shit to themselves we will never reach the promise land holding information so others can learn from mistakes of these so call 5 officers peace and love to everyone .

8/30/2011 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh, I'm sorry. The bond all of us have with our animals, and especially the service animals you depend on to do your job of protecting us, is not to be taken lightly. The reaction Officer Casasanto had to his partner's death does him credit.

Among other things, I imagine Mikey C enjoyed his time showing the friendly face of our city, especially to visitors and little kids, but really all of us. It always lifts my spirits when I see mounted police out and about.

--Law Abiding Citizen

8/30/2011 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May green pastures and open fields await you.

8/30/2011 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was in the neighborhood so went to memorial to Mike at Horner Park. There was a potted plant in front of the boulder honoring Mike. It had a blue ribbon wrapped around it on which was written 017. It was dry and I didn't have any water, so went to the field house where I met the park supervisor. He told me not a day goes by that he doesn't see at least one officer taking a break there. Great to know that his fellow officers have a place to go, rest, reflect and remember him.

8/30/2011 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job by the officer, who, all by himself, effectively controlled a very sudden and unusual situation so that no bystanders were injured. A good kick from a horse can put someone in a coma with a depressed skull fracture.

On a nice soft beach, in the fresh air and sunshine -- not so bad. Many working horses in the old days spent their whole lives down a mine shaft...

Glad everyone's OK.

God bless and stay safe, all.

8/30/2011 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Paul, your a great guy and i'm sorry this happened to you

8/30/2011 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why did they take the horse away on a bulldozer? Aren't there special ambulances or lifts for the horse that could of been borrowed from a race track. I don't know, just hearing that it got picked up like garbage. There had to be another way available to respect the horse, especially in front of so many children who were at the beach."

--8/30/2011 08:50:00 AM

Wasn't there, but I'm guessing a front-end loader from S&S. Quickly available, capable of lifting and cradling a half-ton load. Saw pics that the horse was covered up.

Those loaders and drivers are assets to the city in themselves -- great snow fighters to keep things going when the plows can't handle it anymore, and jump into a dozen other situations when needed. There is honor in plain honest work as well.

Not like this happens every day. "Do the best you can, with what you have, where you are." Sad situation cleaned up quickly and efficiently, not left to further upset anyone.

I'm sure that everyone had only the best intentions. Thanks to S&S people for their help as well.

8/30/2011 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always a sad day when we lose a close friend.

8/30/2011 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked with Paul back in the mid 90's while in 009....met his wife & son (also on the job) Real nice people.....I'm so sorry for the loss of your partner!!! Mike C. is now taking care of your partner. Prayers.

8/30/2011 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Joe Zekas said...

Some happier pics of officer Casasanto and Mikey ...

http://yochicago.com/officer-casasanto-and-mikey-in-happier-days/23728/

8/30/2011 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- Two more shot today in broad daylight in 023. A gang war going on over there and G Mac and his cast of fools think that nobody should be working days . Ha! Get rid of the Commander of 023 who shows up to the scene with no vest , looking like Uptown's finest bag lady.

8/30/2011 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime is outta control by Rham's house. AHHHHHHHHH

8/30/2011 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard same thing GEU guys getting atripped... Not good.. Lets see if Leo will go to bat for you?? Or... Will he help beat you with the bat...hmmmmmmmmm


really???? because I just made that whole thing up... dork. there is always someone who will fall for it.

8/30/2011 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MY SYMPATHY TO YOU OFFICER. SOMETIMES ANIMALS MAKE BETTER PARTNERS THAN PEOPLE. ST. FRANCIS IS TAKING GOOD CARE OF HIM, REMEMBER HE WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU.

8/30/2011 09:05:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Officer Casasanto & the Mounted Unit,

I shed many tears hearing about what happened yesterday. Just so very sad and heart breaking.

Officer Ceriale is now riding off with him....

8/30/2011 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must not be that confidental cr when you know about it . please dont just place something on here without given all info. what is wrong with this evil world . give us information as to what happen that cause this cr number . all secrets are so outdated let us know everything . that is the problem with the brothers and sisters in blue everyone keeps shit to themselves we will never reach the promise land holding information so others can learn from mistakes of these so call 5 officers peace and love to everyone .

Eat ass, media troll!

8/30/2011 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- Two more shot today in broad daylight in 023. A gang war going on over there and G Mac and his cast of fools think that nobody should be working days . Ha! Get rid of the Commander of 023 who shows up to the scene with no vest , looking like Uptown's finest bag lady.-


SHE IS UPTOWN'S FINEST BAG LADY:)

8/30/2011 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT- Two more shot today in broad daylight in 023. A gang war going on over there and G Mac and his cast of fools think that nobody should be working days . Ha! Get rid of the Commander of 023 who shows up to the scene with no vest , looking like Uptown's finest bag lady.

8/30/2011 07:57:00 PM

Last period 5 people bid out and 0 -zero were replaced. This happens all the time up there. People think it's La La Land so when we lose 2 officers a period or however many, they just don't replace them. Well now on almost all watches the majority of cars are 99. On days and midnights every single car is 99 every day.
The totals i've heard was that 5 years ago there were 287 officers in the district and today we're around 150. That's disgusting.

8/30/2011 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences on the loss of your partner officer. RIP "Mikey C". You served this city well.

8/30/2011 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer shot.

At about 2:30 minutes in, you hear strong words from the IMPD chief and Public Safety director.

Would we get this kind of support?

http://www.policemag.com/Videos/Channel/Patrol/2011/08/Indy-Cop-Shot-In-Hip.aspx

8/31/2011 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 8:50 a.m. -

Mikey weighed at least 1100 pounds. The only vehicle that the City has that is capable of removing him with grace and dignity is a front-end loader.

I'd rather have a horse picked up in a front-end loader with an operator that has a deft touch instead of winched up into a trailer, which I've seen. The winch, while practical, is really degrading to an animal's memory.

8/31/2011 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous CONTRACT VIOLATION !!! said...

RE:

023rd District problems

"On midnights every single car is 99 every day."


--------

Then SHAME ON YOU ASSHOLE!!!!

Why don't you file a grivance with the FOP.

Because you are afraid to lose an early car???


GUTLESS !!!!!

8/31/2011 03:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Few things bring smiles to my children like an officer on horse back. Thank you for your years of service and our profound condolences to you.

8/31/2011 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Josh said...

This made me sad to read. RIP Mikey C., who passed in the line of duty, and my condolences to Officer Casasanto. I'm glad he wasn't hurt in the process.

8/31/2011 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 6 months ago, or maybe a year ago, I went to the wake for Michael Ceriale's father.
Tony never got over Mike's murder, which is quite understandable.
I'm relieved that he is not around to see this, I can only think of the flashbacks that this would cause.
God Bless evert member of the C.P.D., 2 legged, 4 legged, whatever.
Best wishes to his partner.

KO

8/31/2011 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer Casasanto, my heart broke for you and your loss. I am so sorry. My family and I send you a HUGE hug of comfort. May God heal your heart.

8/31/2011 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was in the neighborhood so went to memorial to Mike at Horner Park. There was a potted plant in front of the boulder honoring Mike. It had a blue ribbon wrapped around it on which was written 017. It was dry and I didn't have any water, so went to the field house where I met the park supervisor. He told me not a day goes by that he doesn't see at least one officer taking a break there. Great to know that his fellow officers have a place to go, rest, reflect and remember him.

--------

I'm am very sadden by this story and sorry for your loss... Such an honest animal that has contributed so much more than many humans...

I never knew of this memorial to Mike in Horner Park... Is it on the Montrose side or California side?

9/01/2011 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, officers are going to continue to do stupid shit. No matter how many times you tell some of these strokes that "it's not worth it, just answer your fucking calls and help your fellow officers out" they still won't listen. The bosses love you when you come in with "good numbers" but the minute you get screwed over, it's over.

8/30/2011 12:52:00 PM



PLEASE tell me one of them was that fat bloated goof with all the medals. As dirty as the day is long.And WORTHLESS.

9/01/2011 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
About 6 months ago, or maybe a year ago, I went to the wake for Michael Ceriale's father.
Tony never got over Mike's murder, which is quite understandable.
I'm relieved that he is not around to see this, I can only think of the flashbacks that this would cause.
God Bless evert member of the C.P.D., 2 legged, 4 legged, whatever.
Best wishes to his partner.

KO

8/31/2011 02:35:00 PM

I was working when Mike got murdered.We put that hell hole on lockdown for a week. Yes they whined to the DC and to the rev rums and whoever else would listen.
I wont and refuse to discuss Mikes untimely end.But suffice to say,he was held,comforted and protected until the end.He did not die alone.There were strong arms holding him close. And time has passed since. I have since left this job (after 27)and left what I thought was each rotten memory I had back in the locker at 51st Street.I thought I was hardened and callous enough not to let those times ever get to me again.
When I saw PO Casasanto kneeling beside his partner with his hand on his partners face,as hard as I tried to fight it,as hard as I tried to keep it under wraps,it was like I could feel Mike in my hands again. And yes,tears soaked this weathered street toughened face.
I know how you feel Casasanto.Trust me I do. Been there done that. May the good Lord above comfort you and hold you close in this difficult time. Stay Safe Brother and Stay Strong.

Once,Always,Blue.

9/02/2011 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Ceriale worked for me in 002.Mike was a hero in my book,who only wanted to be a great cop.It was hard to see him each night at the county,fightning for his life,with Tony,POs and his buddys at his side.Mike would have had great pride,that Paul would be riding a horse nicknamed after Mike.Both Mike and Mickey C died in the line of duty and I believe that Tony "died" when Mike died.May God bless everybody involved.

9/05/2011 02:19:00 PM  

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