When news of Mike Bales death Friday surfaced on a social media outlet, the community was quick to mourn the loss of the beloved former school resource officer for Kirkwood High School.
A simple mobile posting from Kirkwood Football Facebook on Friday has met with hundreds of Likes and dozens of comments about how Bales impacted those around him.
Kirkwood Football Facebook wrote "Moment of Silence for former KHS School Resource Officer Mike Bales who passed away this morning... Always A Pioneer! You will be missed Mike!"
And he surely will. Here are some of the many condolences sparked by the post:
- "So sad, officer Bales was a good man. May he rest in peace."
- "oh my gosh i will miss him dearly he was such a great guy he was there since my freshman year at kirkwood im gonna miss him so much"
- "RIP Officer Bales. Good man who made a difference."
- "RIP Officer Bales you helped me a lot in school and on the streets you will be greatly missed"
To see the outpouring of sentiment for the 18-year veteran of the Kirkwood Police Department visit Kirkwood Football Facebook.
A visitation for Bales will be held Tuesday and a funeral service Wednesday at Bopp Chapel in Kirkwood.