OBITUARY

Officer Michael Leslie Krol

April 5, 1976July 7, 2016
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Officer Michael Leslie Krol was born on April 5, 1976, to Frank J. Krol. Jr. and Susan M. Ehlke. He passed away tragically while serving and protecting his community in Dallas, Texas, on July 7, 2016, at the age of 40 years.

Mike comes from a large extended family in Detroit, Michigan, who loved him very much. Mike grew up in Michigan and loved playing all sports, especially basketball where he excelled. He graduated from East Long Meadow High School in Massachusetts in 1994. He received his Criminal Justice Degree from Wayne County Community College in Detroit, Michigan, and worked at the Wayne County Jail from 2002 to 2007. To realize his dream of becoming a police officer, Mike left his family and moved to Dallas in 2007 to attend the Police Academy. While this may seem a trivial detail of his life, it serves as an example of the decisions that Mike made to achieve his goal of serving others. We are so proud of our “Gentle Giant” and all that he stood for. Upon graduation, Mike went to work for the Dallas Police Department, where he served for nine years. Mike loved Dallas and the community he served.

Mike is remembered by family and friends as a loyal, honest and caring person—the type of man you meet and immediately love. Being an uncle and brother were the highlights of his life. He loved his family with his whole heart. He would drop anything to be with his family if they needed him. Mike was a “Big Guy with a Big Heart.” He was a dedicated law enforcement officer, who lived out the oath he swore to “serve and protect.”

Mike is survived by his mother, Susan Ehlke; his father, Frank Joseph Krol, Jr.; his sister, Heather Stacey (Brett); his brother, Joe Krol (Alexandria); his sister, Amie Schoenbaechler (Brian); and many loving family and friends. Our family will never be the same, Mike was our rock.

The family will receive guests for a visitation on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 1-8pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 25450 Plymouth Road,(just east of Beech Daly) Redford Township, Michigan 48239.

The Funeral Mass will be at 11:00am (In State 10:00am) on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church 27101 W. Chicago, (at Inkster) Redford Township, Michigan 48239.

Michael will be laid to rest by his family with Committal Prayers and Police Honors in Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery 25800 W. Ten Mile Road, (at Beech Daly) Southfield, Michigan 48033.

In Lieu of Flowers Memorials to

Assist the Officer Foundation 1412 Griffin Street East Dallas, TX 75215 https://atodallas.org (214) 747-6839

National Association of Police/ Activities League, Inc Police Athletic League, Inc., 34 1/2 East 12th Street New York, NY 10003, United States www.nationalpal.org 1-800-PAL-KIDS (1-800-725-4543)

Michael's family has set up a Go-Fund-Me page https://www.gofundme.com/2ej84jg

The family intends to use the money raised from the GoFund.me site as follows: 1. Offset the funeral expenses of laying Michael to rest in Detroit, Michigan. 2. Honor those officers that served the family during the funeral services in Dallas.

Any remaining funds that exceed the above expenses will be donated to the Police Charities that supported the family during this difficult time.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 18, 2016

  • Final Viewing

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

  • Committal Service with Honors

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Memories

Officer Michael Leslie Krol

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February 15, 2018

Thinking of you today. May God continue to bless your family with riches beyond our comprehension and imagination.

Donna Gauthier

July 8, 2017

Dear Frank...thinking of you today


May your son rest in peace

Jeanetha Wemken

July 7, 2017

May we never forget the bravery and love of our police officers. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13 Jeanetha Wemken - Dallas, TX resident

Jerry and Janet Ohren

July 7, 2017

In memory of the service you gave.

A Sister in Blue

November 21, 2016

Your time here was cut short but your spirit will always live on. You will not be forgotten. God bless your family and your girlfriend.

Lisa Garrett

September 30, 2016

I knew and loved Mike so much. I missed him greatly over the last 9 years. I am proud to say I helped him achive that dream in a small way. We drove to Dallas together so he could do some of the testing. Mike has always been remembered fondly. I will miss him greatly. He was truly a gentle giant, and very protective. I am heartbroken to know I wont see him in this lifetime, but we will all see him again someday. My deepest sympathies and condolences to the family. He will never be forgotten.

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