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Patrolman Robert Rosenbloom

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, November 8, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman Robert Rosenbloom

I remember you, neighbor, Officer Rosenbloom and I remember seeing you get into your patrol vehicle from time to time. I was just 11, but I remember you standing tall and honorable. God Bless you.

Margaret Gross

June 5, 2022

Patrolman Rosenbloom.,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Mexico. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 8, 2021

On August 22, 2021 Elizabeth Ann "Bobbi" (Hayes) Phillips, sister of Patrolman Robert Rosenblum passed away. She joins her brother and the rest of her family in heaven. Rest in Peace.

Tracey L. Phillips, USA, LTC (RET)
Son and Nephew

August 31, 2021

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 8, 2020

I'm a 1st responder and a Army veteran from Florida. I've read about Patrolman Rosenbloom. I'm proud to see so many that continue to keep his memory and example alive.

I'm working on a project to raise awareness in my hometown of fugitives harboured by Cuba. If anyone would like to learn more feel free to contact me.

God bless,

Rafael Pizano
U.S Army veteran
1st Responder/Fire rescue
[email protected]

Tampa Fire Rescue

March 22, 2019

Today, I thought of Officer Robert Rosenbloom, as I have often throughtout these past 47 years. I joined the Las Cruces Police Department shortly after my return from Viet Nam in May of 1971 where I also had Brothers fall beside me. I was Honored to have been a member of the L.C.P.D. Honor Guard that stood beside and Honored Officer Rosenbloom throughtout the services and burial. He will "Never Be Forgotten".

Former : LCPD Officer Frank Carrillo
Former : Special Agent NMAGO, Special Agent NMDPS/SID

February 26, 2018

The murder of Robert Rosenbloom still breaks my heart. Linda and I were high school friends and carpooled to work at WSTF early in her married life. I always admired Robert. Tall, handsome and kind. Truly a man of honor. I am happy to see that he is not forgotten even by others across this nation after almost 51 years. God bless him, all men in blue and God bless Linda and her kids and grandkids.

Jan Garrett Roseman

February 19, 2018

Love you and miss you pops! I still think about you every single day. One of your friends from high school reached out to me on Facebook recently and told me stuff I never knew. He said you came back to Oregon after Army basic, and you looked so sharp in your uniform that you inspired him to join the Army. You did a lot of good in your short 28 years, dad. I wish we had more time with you. We love you and miss you so much!

Son Rob Rosenbloom
US Probation Office

November 8, 2017

Thank you everyone for posting your memories of my dad. Since he was taken from me when I was only 3 years old I have no memories of him. I am touched by you all and all of the good memories. I wish I could have known my dad and had him in my life growing up. We will be attending a ceremony honoring my dad's commission date that would have been 50 years, April 25th. Thank you for remembering my dad, much love. And thank you to the NMSP for all the support to our family.

Tammy (Rosenbloom) Manicki
Daughter of Robert Rosenbloom

April 19, 2016

I have the honor of commanding District 5 Robert Rosenbloom New Mexico State Police Office for the past two years. Officer Rosenbloom is a brother and will never be forgotten. We are coming up on April 25th which will be the 50th anniversary of Officer Rosenbloom's commissioning date. We invite all friends and family to join at the State Police District 5 Office here in Albuquerque to honor Officer Rosenblooms ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of New Mexico. As the date approaches I will give a specific time of this tribute. I can be reached at 505-841-9295 for any questions.


March 9, 2016

I remember that night. My father, Don McElroy, was Robert Rosenblum's Sergeant and a very good friend. We knew his family well. My uncle, Kenneth Shockey was good friends with Officer Rosenblum and had talked him into joining the NMSP, his death affected my family deeply. I worked for the NMSP from 1980-1988 and at one time another agency got an NCIC hit on one of his killers. It turned out to be false because all 3 were still in Cuba. At this time I am hoping normalized relations with Cuba will bring about the extradition of Charlie Hill so he can finally face trial and bring some closure to Officer Rosenblum's family and the NMSP brotherhood.

LaDonna McElroy Plew, family friend
Former NMSP Communications Supervisor

December 26, 2014

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Patrolman Rosenbloom. Your valor is remembered.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 8, 2014

It was very difficult for my brother-in-law. From what I recall Rosenbloom took his shift that night for some reason. Brent was awakened by a phone call that night. He turned to my sister, shaking and told her, Rosenbloom is dead.vt

Jarvis Young
brother-in-law of an officer

May 6, 2014


Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

November 8, 2013

I was in the insurance business and a client of mine, Victor Dugger was the wrecker driver that was hijacked by the three men and forced to drive to Albuquerque International Airport where the hijacking of the TWA took place. All these years officer Rosenbloom's death has remained with me and somehow I have felt the loss even though I never knew him. I am sure he, from all accounts, was a great officer, husband and father.

Thank You

Franklin Cornelius

August 5, 2013

Hello Robbie:
Was thinking about you and your dad after reading an update concerning a new FBI Most wanted. although I never knew your dad, I somehow felt a connection. Hope your doing well. You have my sympathy and understanding. (Ironically, your reflection was listed on my 66th birthday).

JR Calamia

USPSO Joseph R. Calamia
Retired from US Pretrial Services

May 2, 2013

Hey pop, I sure do miss you. Life takes us through some pretty tough places sometimes and I really wish I could talk to you. You were taken from us when I was two years old. I'm 43 now and I still hurt so bad because I never got to know you. I love you Dad.


April 19, 2013

I remember visiting with the Rosenblooms as a young girl, cookouts and the like. I remember Bob's death and the manhunt that ensued. I remember the hijacking by the fugitives that killed him. I remember my father's devastation at losing one of his own. Dad (Don McElroy) eventually retired after 28 years of service to the NMSP. I sort of followed in his footsteps and worked as a communications specialist and supervisor for the NMSP from 1980 - 1988. I now work with the son of another fallen NMSP officer who also sort of followed his father by working in the Criminal Justice field. Dad passed away in 2003 and I think Bob's death was the most sorrowful thing Dad ever experienced in his service to the State of NM. Rest in peace.

LaDonna McElroy Plew
Daughter of his Sergeant

September 27, 2011

In recruit school we were seated alphabetically and I sat next to Bob. When we graduated from NMSP recruit school, we were both stationed in Las Cruces, Bob as a radio operator and me as a patrolman. When Bob became 23 he was commissioned and remained in Las Cruces.
After nearly five years, I resigned from the NMSP, my last car # was 245. Bob eventually was transferred to Albuquerque and was assigned my old car #, 245.

I now live in Arkansas and I have a vanity license plate on my vehicle which says, "NMSP 245" in remembrance of Bob.
Benny J Robinson

Former NMSP Officer

September 19, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for those who love and miss you. I think it is great that the New Mexico law enforcement continued to be supportive of your family. I had not heard of the circumstances surrounding your death until I read your memorial and I regret the judicial system of N.M. was not able to render justice for your death.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 8, 2010

I knew Robert Rosenbloom when I was a young police officer in Farmington, New Mexico. He was an outstanding example for other officers and we lost a good man.

Chief Gary Barbour
Frederick, Colorado, Police Department

April 10, 2009

On behalf of my family, I want to thank you for taking the time to leave these reflections. My dad was taken from me when I was two years old, but the New Mexico State Police and the law enforcement community always stayed close to us. That has meant so much to me my entire life and I want you all to know that you really do make a diffence for the families of fallen officers.

Robert Rosenbloom
Bob's son

July 25, 2008

"The Badge"

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.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 17, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, this writer hopes and prays that some day soon justice will be served on your behalf.


November 2, 2007

Don't worry Robert, we'll get those rotten thugs! One day we will my brother!!

Officer A. Panos

September 12, 2007

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