Police Officer Robert D. Patterson

Police Officer Robert D. Patterson

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, October 31, 1982

Robert D. Patterson

Police Officer Robert Patterson was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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I'm sorry ma'am, don't hang up
Nah, I ain't selling nothing
I don't know what I was thinking when I called
I guess I wasn't
Yeah, I was just down on my luck
Having some trouble with this old truck
And the guy that used to pick up
He could fix anything
Sometimes I forget these ten digits ain't my lifeline anymore
Every now and then, I dial 'em up
When life gets tough, or when I brave score
Sorry about the one ring hang-ups
Early morning and late night wake-ups
It was me, in case you wonder
You've got dad's old number
I learned it by heart, when I was six
He never did change it
I've called it in trouble
With good and bad news
And break-ups, yeah you name it
Sure I've got some friends I can call
They're always there if I need to talk
But good as they are, it ain't their fault
Sometimes I just need him
And sometimes I forget these ten digits ain't my lifeline anymore
Every now and then, I dial 'em up
When life gets tough, or when I brave score
Sorry about the one ring hang-ups
Early morning and late night wake-ups
It was just me, in case you wonder
You've got dad's old number
So I apologize in advance
'Cause there's a damn good chance
When I meet that girl
Or get that job
And I need to tell my best friend
You're probably going to hear from me again
'Cause sometimes I forget these ten digits ain't my lifeline anymore
Every now and then, I dial 'em up
When life gets tough, or when I brave score
Sorry about the one ring hang-ups
Early morning and late night wake-ups
It was just me, in case you wonder yeah
You've got dad's old number
Dad's old number
Songwriters: Chase Mcgill / Jessi Alexander


Dad, not a day goes by that I do not think about you. It is not how you died that made you my hero, it is how you lived!

Daughter
Daughter

August 24, 2018

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