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#deadwitness Deputy Mike Foley, 60


  *In The Line Of Duty*
Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Michael Foley
Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California
End Of Watch: 02-23-17
Deputy Mike Foley, 60, succumbed to head injuries sustained the day prior when hit by a bus(details within). Please, take a moment to read of how this Hero LIVED:

Born with a soul that has Courage to wear the Badge, Deputy Foley had been Saving, Serving, and Protecting the People as a Law Enforcement Officer for 38 years.

Officer Foley began his calling when hired by the Concord Police Department, California, in 1976 as a Police Cadet. In 1978, he was hired as a sworn officer and he proudly served his hometown community of Concord for more than 29 years.

from Concord PD: "During his honorable service with our department, Mike worked a variety of assignments to include Patrol, Traffic, SWAT, and as a School Resource Officer. Mike was a very humble man who had an incredible work ethic and the natural ability to bring calm to chaotic situations. Many of our officers thought of Mike as a mentor given the depth of his experiences and for the manner in which he carried himself.

Mike's easy-going personality and approachability made him an excellent fit as a School Resource Officer working with kids. His students were naturally drawn to him and he assisted countless students through difficult times in their young lives.
It is said that Mike was a "Cops Cop." He had a servant's heart and his dedication to his chosen profession exudes class, commitment and professionalism. Mike was very devoted to his family and he will be sorely missed by so many.
In 2007, Mike retired from our department as a Master Police Officer.
Thank you Mike for all the lives you touched." (395)
Following a commendable and decorated career, Brother Mike retired from the CPD in 2007 after serving for 29 years. But this True Blue wasn't done yet ...

In 2007, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office hired this amazing lawman.

from ACSO: "Michael was one of the hardest working Deputies on this agency. He used his experience and wisdom to mentor countless numbers of young officers throughout his career. He was an extremely kind man who loved his family, friends, co workers and community. He believed in public service and making the world a better place. All of us who were touched by his life will never forget him. He is a role model and a great example for others to follow. Our hearts are broken."

Courageous and Compassionate, Fearless and Fair, this Brave and Benevolent Brother of Blue simply wanted to make a difference in his small corner of the world. May we take a part of Brother Mike's legacy with us when we enter into our daily arenas while continuing to create our own, and do so with the same Honor, Fidelity, and Integrity as this True Blue served.

May we always remember Deputy Sheriff Michael Foley for how he Lived As Only A Hero Could.

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 0610hours(local), Deputy Foley reported for work early as he was in the habit of doing. While walking through the Santa Rita jail parking lot, a department bus, driven by a fellow Deputy who was delivering food for the inmates at the same time struck Deputy Foley. It was dark out, the lot was unlit, Deputy Foley was dressed in dark blue clothing, the roads were rain slicked, and though only driving less than 15mph, the bus struck Deputy Foley, who then struck his head on the pavement as he fell. A tragic accident.

Deputy Foley was conscious and alert on scene, speaking with the medics but lost consciousness while en route to the hospital. Deputy Foley remained in critical condition as he underwent numerous procedures to reduce the swelling on the brain. Doctors worked throughout the day and night to help save our Brother.

Sadly, and with very heavy hearts, this proved to be our Brother's final battle ...

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Deputy Sheriff Michael Foley succumbed to his injuries, family of blood and blue by his side, and was pronounced by the doctors ... but not before one last act of Heroism:

"The Foley family wanted you all to know that although Mike's death is tragic his life is going to save others. Mike was a registered organ donor and we are happy to tell you, the gift of his organs to other people will save their lives. Mike lived a life of service and even in his passing he was thinking of others. Mike's foresight and generosity will ease the burden of other families. What an amazing gift. That is the type of person Michael Foley was. Please share this story of human kindness." - Alameda SO

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Foley family, the Men and Women of the Alameda SO, the Concord PD, to all first-responders who came running to assist, to the staff at the hospital, and to all whom have had the pleasure and the privilege of knowing and working along side this True Blue Hero. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with fellow Deputy and his family. Please hold him extra close.

Our Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on In Our Brother's Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifices. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Michael Foley ... We Have The Watch From Here. SALUTE!

FUNERAL DETAILS: Deputy Michael Foley
The funeral service for Deputy Michael Foley will be held this Friday, March 3rd at 11am. The location will be the Concord Pavillon, 2000 Kirker Pass Rd. Concord, CA.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the service.
Fire and law enforcement officers are asked to arrive at 10am for preparation.

The SF Police Credit Union has established an account under the DSA of Alameda County Charitable Foundation for the benefit of Deputy Sheriff Michael Foley. Contributions may take place in person at a local branch, mail or electronically utilizing account #1387350 S5 M Foley Memorial Fund. Funds may be forwarded to SFPCU via mail or electronically as follows:

ACSO DSA Charitable Foundation for Michael Foley
2550 Irving St
San Francisco, Ca 94122
Acct#1387350 S5

Deputy Foley is the 23rd Law Enforcement Line Of Duty death this year, 2017. The fourth for the state of California this year.

All tributes of all of our fallen can be found in our 2017 True Blue Angels In Heaven album at this link:

~written by Nessie for True Blue Warriors~

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