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Patrolman Robert Earl Sparks

Raleigh Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, March 8, 1968

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Reflections for Patrolman Robert Earl Sparks

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 8, 2018

Patrolman Sparks,
On today, the 46th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Raleigh. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 8, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the forty-first 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 8, 2009

You are not forgotten by those who love you.


January 10, 2009



March 11, 2008

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, sir.

A CItizen

May 19, 2006

To Patrolman Robert Earl Sparks and his loved ones:

On this the thirty sixth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. At the time of your death, I lived in Durham so it is important to leave this reflection for you today.

Robert, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Sparks.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Robert gave to his community and the citizens of North Carolina, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 8, 1968.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 8, 2006

The City and Department have changed quite a bit since your time on the department. However, you are remembered everyday. Your picture, as well as pictures of the other Raleigh Police Officers that have died protecting the City, is hanging in all of the Police stations. You watch over us daily.

Thank you.

Raleigh PD

May 30, 2005

Uncle Robert,

I wish I could have gotten to know you, for I was 5 years old when you were taken. May you rest in peace.

Sergeant Jeffrey W Timmons
US Capitol Police

December 14, 2004

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