Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Robert C. Ussery

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, July 21, 1978

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Reflections for Officer Robert C. Ussery

My Mom was a Montgomery Police Officer and was pregnant with me at the time Officer Ussery was killed. I always remember my mom telling me what a good person "Bobby" was. I believe Officer Ussery was one of the reasons my little brother was named Robert when he was born in 1980.

Natalie Mills

March 26, 2014

Bobby and I were friends since the 6th grade at Pike Road school. We fished, rode horses, motorcycles and all the things friends do. In 1972 we were both married and sitting around discussing what we wanted to do with our life, and since we both had an interest in law enforcement decided to join the Montgomery Police Department.

We joined in 1973 and went through training together. We were assigned to different divisions, but remained close. The day of Bobby's accident I was working in narcotics and rushed to the hospital. What an emotional time that is still burned in my memory. I got the oportunity to sit alone with him and tell him how much our friendship meant to me, and to talk about some of the memorable times we had growing up. I will always believe he heard me talking.

I love you Bobby and have never forgotten you.

Former Robbery/Homicide Sgt.
Montgomery Police Department

July 16, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 14, 2013

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and how I wish you were still here. You died doing what you loved, just like our father. That's the only consolation I have.

Bonnie J. Ussery
Sister

March 2, 2012

Not a day goes by I don't think about what my life could have been like with you around. Love you and miss you

Robert Ussery III
Son

December 11, 2011

Merry Christmas brother. You are not forgotten.

Sgt. Jeff Ussery
Greene County Missouri Sheriff's Office

December 26, 2009

Your sacrafice will always be remembered. There is no greater honor than to give your life in the service of others.

"Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and tough the road may be, for without victory..there is no survival"

Deputy Jeff Ussery
Greene County Missouri Sheriff's Office

March 13, 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
Sergeant
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

November 13, 2007

YOU ARE REMEMBERED.

Jessica Buce
Wife of MPD Officer

May 7, 2007

Twenty-nine years later Bobby, we still remember.

Inv. Rose Shirley
Houston County Sheriff's Office

April 20, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Ussery. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 30, 2006

No Officer shall be without a reflection. Officer Ussery you were my fathers roommate when he also was a officer at Montgomery. You will never be forgotten.

Inv. Chris Vinson
Coosa Co. Sheriffs Dept.

April 20, 2005

Shalom Aleichem

October 21, 2004

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