Deputy Michael J. Magli, End of Watch February 17, 2021

Deputy Michael Hartwick

Deputy Hartwick spent most of his adult life serving his community, first as a detention deputy in the Pinellas County Jail, then as a patrol deputy. He was the constant presence on the road, the sharp uniform and shining badge that told the world that there was always a protector in their midst. Our patrol deputies are the community’s first line of defense, the first on scene when something goes wrong. Deputy Hartwick wore his star with pride, and the people who worked with him respected his dedication and commitment to serving the public. His death is a senseless tragedy, but his life will be remembered forever in every law enforcement officer who patrols our streets. He was the emblem of all that is good and noble in a deputy sheriff, and he will not be forgotten.

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If you would like to leave a note in remembrance of Deputy Hartwick, please submit it below. All condolences will be compiled and given to the Hartwick family.

September 27, 2022
Keri Colosimo

Your laugh and smile were so infectious. You would come up to me, nudge me in the ribs, make some hilarious comment and bust out laughing. In turn, I would start my loud laughing and we would be in stitches. You always had a smile and a kind word. Never forgot your DDC family. Your loss has a ripple effect across this agency. We got it from here, Sir. Thank you for always being you. 

September 27, 2022
Dane
Did not know you sir. But heard from my deputy friends you were a class act. We will miss you. RIP.
September 27, 2022
Ret. Deputies Dale and Gina Engerer

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hartwick family/friends and co workers. May God comfort you in your loss. RIP Deputy Hartwick.

September 26, 2022
Mitch Reed
Mike, I first met you when i came back to patrol from the detective bureau. You wondered who the new guy in the squad was always wearing the campaign hat when I got out of the cruiser. You laughed at me, but when you saw my work ethic and how I spoke to people on calls, you realized I meant business. After becoming friends and attending church together, we became brothers. Your love for our Lord and Saviour has made the difference in my dealing with your loss. The Lord Jesus Christ prepared a place for you and you beat me to the finish line brother. With God's promise to see you again, it has helped me deal with this painful loss. You were a great friend, brother, deputy sheriff, Mason and military veteran. I say thank you for all the motorcycle rides that we took together, all the great conversations and for always making me laugh! I love you and miss you my brother! One day I will see you in eternity and look forward to that day to sit with you at our Lord's side. Much love my friend and thanks again for accepting me as your friend!
September 26, 2022
Chris

Deputy Hartwick was one of the first deputies at NDS to make me feel welcomed as a newbie to the agency.  He was working LD and he was always smiling and making us laugh. One night I had called him when I knew he was in the window as I had lost my credit card and thought I had accidentally thrown it away in my lunch bag and asked him if he would mind searching the garbage.  Without any reluctance he said yes. He went through that disgusting garbage only for me to find my card at the bottom of my bag and when I called him back to tell him, we just laughed about it.  He was one of the good ones.  I will miss his presence and his smile.

September 26, 2022
Deryl Ann Ford
I am heartbroken for the loss of this Deputy. I pray for your family and friends, and the entire department. The country thanks you for your brave service and you won't be forgotten. God bless you.
September 26, 2022
Carolyn Motsch

Thank you for your Service.  We will miss your smile and friendly character when you visited Uniform Supply.  You will be missed.  God Bless your family!

September 26, 2022
Patti

I'm grateful for the years we worked at the DDC together, the time spent together while our kids trained in Tae Kwon Do.  I remember when you decided to cross over to Patrol; it was what you were driven to do & you loved it!  You quietly and professionally gave this community a 19 year gift that can never be repaid...Thank you!

Hoping your family finds comfort knowing that you deeply loved them and this community.

Rest in peace my friend. You will NEVER be forgotten. 

September 26, 2022
Deputy J. Hardwick #58920

Thank you for your dedicated service to Pinellas County and the impact on the lives you have touched. My heart goes out to your family during this time. 

-Deputy J. Hardwick #58920

September 26, 2022
Deputy Rushakoff

Deputy Hartwick was one of the nicest and most professional deputies I've had the pleasure of working with. Riding with Deputy Hartwick, when the police academy shut down for COVID, taught me a lot and working with him during FTO and on CMT were some of the best times. I'm going to miss you brother. Heaven received a great one.

September 25, 2022
ATO Seth Travis

Thank you for for being a great friend and always providing positive advice about my law enforcement career, the laughs, and good times. I'll miss seeing you out there and will honor your memory through work ethic and keeping a positive attitude. Heaven gained a good man. 'Be easy, I'll catch ya on the next one!'

-Travis

September 25, 2022
Dep. Brian Sudbrink

Mike, 

Known you fir quite some time... been working with you for many years. It was a pleasure to know you and you will be missed!

September 25, 2022
Officer I. Redzepi

Who you are is God's gift to you, what you make of yourself is your gift to God.

Thank you for your service. Your family is in my prayers. I hope your journey to the next is a peaceful one. 

Rest in Peace

September 25, 2022
Sterling

I'm sorry for your loss. God bless your family and the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office. He served Pinellas county for 19 years and did good in the 19 years so god bless. He is watching you and your family in heaven and watching his brother and sisters. He passed away to early and  will  be never Forgotten. 

September 25, 2022
Sheriff Brett Carpenter

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.  RIP Deputy, we will take it form here.

Barbour County Sheriffs Department 

 

September 25, 2022
Samantha McCann

Deputy Hartwick has been a call away in time of need for the past almost 7 years of my career here. Your infectious smile, big personality, and amazing service will forever be missed. Praying for your boys, your family, and all those that love you! Thanks for showing up and being a hero every single day!

September 25, 2022
Cheynne & Zophia

My daughter Zophia and I are sending all prayers your way. Our hearts goes out to you. 

September 24, 2022
David Cliborne USA (Ret.) American Legion 16th Dis

On behalf of all Legionnaires in the American Legion in the 16th District of Pinellas County, please accept our deepest sympathy in the Line-of-Duty death of Deputy Michael Hartwick. May God be with his family in their hour of need and sorrow.    

September 24, 2022
jan johnson

so VERY  sorry that your family is grieving for this Deputy.     All Americans know this should not have happened.     again: so VERY sorry for your loss

September 24, 2022
ATO Stimans

Working arrestee transport I've had the privilege of working alongside the exemplary deputies of this fine agency. Deputy Hartwick was no exception, but rather an example. May he rest in peace knowing his service was appreciated and that the dedication he showed to this community will inspire more to strive to reach his level. 

September 24, 2022
Deputy Young

Rest in peace Deputy Hartwick.  You will be missed and remembered.

September 24, 2022
Jessica

My heart is broken for the Hartwick family and everyone at the PCSO.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

September 24, 2022
Josh Beatty

As a new deputy on the road, I thank you for all the advice you gave me when I had the pleasure of being squad your mate for a few months. You always knew how to make someone laugh and gave me words of encouragement when I was down on myself. May God be with your family at this time. Rest easy brother. 

September 24, 2022
Nurse DeSanto

Deputy Hartwick, we go back to 2003 working in the jail together, was such a pleasure.  Did not  get to see you too much after you went to the road, just a quick hello near CBT from time to time.  A couple weeks ago I was able to give you a big hug, for that I am blessed. Rest in peace my friend, you will always be appreciated and missed.

September 24, 2022
Zach Guenther

May God bless and watch over the Hartwick family during this difficult time. Thank you Deputy Hartwick for your service and dedication to our community. May you never be forgotten. Rest In Peace brother

September 24, 2022
JOSEPH MOTIL

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE DEPUTY. REST EASY NOW BROTHER!

JOSEPH MOTIL

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September 24, 2022
Sergeant Ben Adler

Mike, I worked 2nd Central with you for years and you were always a great guy and an awesome person to work with.  I always enjoyed seeing you out at the Safety Harbor events. You will be greatly missed my friend. 

September 24, 2022
tom

Deputy Hartwick: THANK YOU for looking out for the rest of us. May the LORD embrace you and give comfort to those who love you. DEPUTY HARTWICK was our PROTECTOR.

September 24, 2022
Ashley Griffin

Thank you for your part in keeping Pinellas County safe and may you rest in peace in the bosom of our Heavenly Father. I pray that your family finds solace during this time. I haven't yet reached a year with the agency and, while I've personally never met you, I feel like you are family. God bless you Deputy Hartwick and just know you will truly be missed.

September 23, 2022
Brett - 34 yr Retired LEO

RIP Brother. Prayers to family, friends, and colleagues. Thank you for your service, Deputy Michael Hartwick. 

September 23, 2022
Ginger Brengle

Deputy Hartwick- we thank you for your dedication to keeping our roads safe for our loved ones. You will not be forgotten. Rest easy. 

September 23, 2022
Deputy McNeal

My Prayers and Condolences to the entire Hartwick family both Blood and Blue. During this time of Bereavement, I pray that God continues to give you strength to carry on. 

September 23, 2022
Bowers

God Bless our Brother in Blue and prayers for his family. Thank you for your service Deputy Michael Hartwick. Forever in our Hearts. 

September 23, 2022
Master Police Officer Jeffrey A. Blose

""I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom." Abraham Lincoln

September 23, 2022
Chase

Michael, you were simply fun to be around and there was never a dull moment with you. Whether it's talking about food, retirement, or just simple life advise, you were always an open ear and I will never forget that. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God Bless. 

September 23, 2022
Henry

Thank You so much for dedicating your life to service. You have risen in the community and been praised as a man who protected the community. Thank You Deputy Hartwick for sacrificing your life to the service of the county. May you rest in peace.

September 23, 2022
Bruno Sequeira

God Speed Deputy Hartwick, May you rest Peace....

September 23, 2022
Deputy Chris Thompson

Mike,

 

Thank you for treating me as a younger brother. I cherish and appreciate every instruction, sound advice, and word of encouragement you've shared with me. Truly a mentor you have been!!! Love ya brother!!!

September 23, 2022
Jessica

May God comfort your family, friends and colleagues during this unimaginable time. My heart goes out to you. Deputy Hartwick will always be remembered for his commitment to our community. God Bless Deputy Michael Hartwick. 

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