“Loach An Phobal for 2015”

Laoch An Phobal For 2015

Michelle Bates

Michelle was not only a good friend to the core riders of the foundation, but a part of the foundation it self. She went on the ride each year and did a great job at any task that was asked of her including selling the State Ride shirts at each stop. She helped us all year long with so many tasks which may have had nothing to do with the foundation, it did not matter if you needed help she was there.

She loved butterflies so we have included one on the front of this years ride shirt and are very proud to select her our first Laoch An Phobal who was not a law enforcement officer.

Michelle also loved cupcakes so we will  be making a stop at the Palm Beach Sheriffs Office during the 2015 State Ride (1:00pm on Firday, March 13, 2015) as the PBSO dispatchers will have cupcakes for everybody!!!

Michelle Jean Bates, 45 of Royal Palm Beach passed away on Saturday May 31, 2014 at Palms West Hospital after a brief illness.

Michelle was born to Bruce W. Bates and the late Julia A. Bates on April 27, 1969 at Malcolm Grow U.S.A.F. Hospital, Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Michelle was educated in Anne Arundel County MD, followed by community college during her 8 years with the US Air Force. Her service for her country was diverse and impressive.

Michelle’s last 8 and half years had been spent with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) as a 9-1-1 Communications Officer, a job she developed a true passion for. Michelle was awarded Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Communication Employee of the Year in 2013. She also had the honor of being selected as the 2013 Association of Public Safety Communications Official’s (APCO) Florida Chapter Telecommunicator of the Year.
She is severely missed…