Robert Glen OwenErie Police Department, Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Monday, December 29, 1980
Reflections for Patrolman Robert Glen Owen
This time of year I remember when this hit the local news. While I now live out of state I try to follow this story in hopes that I will see that they have finally caught the one(s) responsible. It may be thirty three years but I will never forget. You, your family, and coworkers remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Gates Police Victim Assistance/Genesee Valley C.O.P.S.
December 29, 2013
Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
Your memory will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes respect.
Rest In Peace
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 29, 2011
Officer Owen, It has now been 29 yrs and I still pray that the one(s) responsible for this murder be caught and brought to justice. You, your family, including your family in blue remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Gates Police Victim Assistance Coordinator
President Genesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors
Gates Police Victim Assistance/President GV C.O.P.S.
December 29, 2009
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
January 15, 2008
YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE
December 29, 2007
It was 26 yrs ago and I was a freshman in college and was home in Erie on Christmas break when this happened. I remember the whole story quite well. I am sorry there was so much controversy when this occurred. Who knows, maybe it whoever did this would have been caught Hopefully justice can still happen and whoever is responsible can be held accountable.
VP WNY Concerns of Police Survivors
VP WNY COPS
December 30, 2006
Even though the scum have never been brought to a court to answer for their actions comes a time when a higher court will pass sentence and they will suffer for an eternity. Rest well in our lords house.
Pa State Police
November 14, 2006
RIP brother, we got it form here
December 29, 2004
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