April 27, 1973 – May 16, 2020
Michael Joseph Piotrowski
Age 47, passed away on May 16, 2020. Mike was born on April 27, 1973 in Richmond Heights, Missouri. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for 8 years. He went on to receive his law enforcement degree from Indian River State College. Mike worked as a police officer for North Palm Beach Police Department for 13 years. During that time he was assigned to patrol, the detective bureau and the Special Response Team (SRT). Upon retirement, he achieved rank of Major. Mike loved spending time with his family, fishing and was a loyal FSU football fan.
Mike will be dearly missed by his wife Kimberly, his daughter Terren, her husband Roberson and their son, Theodore; his mother Linda, his sister Diane and her husband Larry, their children Austin, Jacob, Cody, Alyssa, Braeden, Luke and Gage, parents-in-law Dr. Bart and Margie Anspach, brother-in law Dr. Cory Anspach and his wife Dr. Trish Benson, brother-in-law Troy, his children Jennifer, Crissa and Sydney; sister-in-law Dr. Tiffany Anspach; sister-in-law Kirsten Perkins, her husband Craig and their children Jalen, Raegan and Collin.
The family would like to give thanks to all who helped and prayed for us through this journey. With special thanks to our cousin Tracy Butler, our good friend Tanner Stoneman, our nieces Crissa and Sydney for all of their daily hard work and devotion. Kimberly would like to thank her parents for their generosity in making Mike’s celebration so beautiful. Mike and Kim appreciated all the love, support and care they received during Mike's journey, and that Kim continues to receive.
A visitation will be held on Friday, May 22nd from 4-8 PM, Howard Quattlebaum Funeral and Event Center, 754 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, May 23rd at 11am, St. Paul of the Cross, 10970 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach, FL.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Go Fund Me page set up for Mike at https://www.gofundme.com/f/police-detective-mike-piotrowski-battling-cancer
- Go Fund Me for Mike Piotrowski
Friday, May 22, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
May 24, 2020
I love you so much uncle Mike. Thank you for always being there for our whole family!!! You were so close to all of us and you’ll never be forgotten. Thank you for being a second dad to me and my sisters.
We will never forget you and I’ll take care of Kimmie like I promised you.
❤️❤️ + ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️= MK.
May 24, 2020
Mike loved you as you loved him, full of
Passion. You where a good, caring wife giving
Of yourself to be the best you could be, with
Comfort, and endless friendship and love till
Death do you part. The void is unexplainable,
But Mike is with you in spirit always. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God put his Angel's wings around you and comfort you all the days of your life.
May 23, 2020
Dearest Kimmie, Mike (I know you are near) and family, I believe there are no coincidences in life. Kimmie and I, and then Mike, met under rather unusual circumstances. I am Kim’s neighbor and live at one end of the block, and she at the other end. I was driving down the street one day and see a car backing out of a space into the road. I tried to swerve out of its way, but it was too late. Our cars collided. The lady who was backing out was Kimmie.....with an attitude! 🤦♀️ And then there was me, irritated that my new car just got hit. We both exited our cars, had some not very nice words with each other, blaming the other for the accident. Then she announced that her husband was a “cop” and called him out. Maybe because I watch too many dirty cop shows, I figured I am done, the truth will be “stretched’ and I will be blamed. So out comes Mike Pietrowski. Kim tells him the situation. No need for me to say anything😗 If it we’re my husband, he darn better stick up for me! Well, Mike turned to his wife and said “it’s your fault.” Meet Mike Pietrowski, an honorable man, an honest cop, who would not even stretch the truth for his wife. That defines Mike. I had immediate respect and admiration for him. Kimmie’s rescue dogs then jumped out the car with their tails a waggin and melted my heart and helped Kimmie and I connect on a much better note. Our love for animals! Because of the accident, we became fast and dear friends. I met two beautiful human beings that day - a man who protects and serves with the utmost integrity, and his wife, who would give you her last dime if you or your fur babies needed it !👍🏻🙏💜. And, a woman who exemplified what “for better or for worse” truly means. Mike, I know you were with us today at your celebration of life. Your spirit is free now. You have completed your mission here on this earthly plane and you have earned your right to transition. Kimmie will be fine and I know you two will reunite one day! 💜
May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020
From the moment I met you and Mike, I just liked you guys. You are my kind of people. It was so obvious in such a short time how much Mike adored you, and what a great love story you two shared. These past few months I have watched you be the most loyal, dedicated, and loving wife. If nothing else I am inspired by you, and will think of just how serious you took the vow, in sickness and in health, as I say my vows next month. I wish I had the privilege of knowing Mike sooner. The previous memories shared on this page bring me to tears. Mike will be missed forever by all. Love you, and I will be here for you in the coming months. Trust in your faith.
May 22, 2020
May 20, 2020
You are the best partner I had during my time as a detective. From the first time I helped you walk a warrant through at the courthouse and said “play it cool man, like you’ve done this before” and the VERY FIRST THING you said to the judge was “this is my first time applying for a warrant”, I laughed so hard that I knew we would have a great time working together from that point on! We shared a lot of good memories in there that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. You are a prankster who not only could dish it out, but more importantly could take it. You are an honest, loyal, and hardworking detective who I will always consider to be one of my favorite reasons to come to work. You made a stressful and demanding job fun and I thank you for that. You have the heart of a child and some of my favorite times were watching you get excited about an arrest, a tv show, a piece of coconut mounds cake, or the time you learned that sweet potato fries were a real thing! I’ve chosen to say “you are” throughout this post as opposed to “you were” because in my mind and in my heart you may not be with us like we are used to, but you ARE with us. Forever bro. I love you.
May 20, 2020
Your love for Mike was so evident. I came across this scripture and thought of you. With all humility & gentleness, with patience bearing with one another in love, Ephesian 4:2. Being a police officer's wife takes strength and patience and you definitely displayed those characteristics. We love you and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. I will reach out to you soon.
May 20, 2020
Mike Piotrowski spent his life being a dedicated and loving son, son in law, a devoted best friend and husband to his wife Kim.
Mike will always be a hard charging Marine and cop. He was kind, loyal and devoted to his friends. He was the first in and last to leave at NPBPD. In a critical incident, he was always first through the door and always had his fellow police officer's 6.
My condolences to his entire family and his best friend Mike Barbera, a Major at JPD who was a lifelong friend to Mike and served in the USMC alongside Mike.
Mike is gone but, will never be forgotten. His service to his country and community is second to none.
May 20, 2020
Kim and family:
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you feel the love that surrounds you, now and always. Praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this painful time. Celebrating an amazing life, such a warm, caring and loving person. Wishing you comfort in your memories. We will miss him very much.
You are not forgotten loved one nor will you ever be, as long as life and memory last we will remember thee. We miss you now our hearts are sore as time goes by we'll miss you more. Your loving smile, your gentle face no one can fill your vacant place. God Bless and Keep you.
Much Love and Prayers, Janet
May 19, 2020
My Dearest Kim:
I am so happy that I got just a tiny “glimpse” of the your wonderful husband, Mike, as he is incredible being with an amazing spirt. And an unique ability to make another person feel good about themselves. You were both during my “wild ride” and I will forever cherish that.
My love, thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your loved ones.