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Police Officer

Robert J. Bilodeau

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 12, 1980
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Reflections for Police Officer Robert J. Bilodeau

 

Miss you Robert. you will never be forgotten.

Bill Krolak
Cousin
February 11, 2014

HI ROBERT
I'M DOING MY BEST TO CONTROL MY TEMPER THIS YEAR AND NOT COMPLAIN BUT I CAN'T. THEY STILL TREAT POLICE OFFICERS LIKE CRIMINALS, ESPECIALLY WHEN A SHOOTING IS INVOLVED. THE THOUGHT OF THAT PUNK THAT KILLED YOU REALLY DRIVES ME CRAZY.
KEEP ASKING THE HEAD RABBI UP THERE TO CUT THE MEN IN BLUE SOME SLACK.
YAKE CARE BUDDY, STILL MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU A LOT..

P.O. JOSEPH BALLE
NEWARK,NJ RET.
January 12, 2014

He was in my classes at JJC and he was a fellow Episcopalian.

Keith C. Edwards
June 13, 2013

Bobby

33 years-not forgotten!

RIP

TPF/SCU
NYPD
February 25, 2013

Hi Robert,
It will be 33 years to the day tomorrow that the punk took your life! I got tired of seeing, as I'm sure others have a shadow box of you being portrayed on The Officer Down Memorial Board. I dropped a little note to the current PC (Kelly) who through his staff (Lt. Peter McCaffrey) was able to get your picture posted. Still miss you very much and keep an eye out for the thin blue line!

PO Joseph Balle'
NEWARK,NJ RET.
February 11, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Joseph, thanks for shariing a brother/friend's devotion through your reflections

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 13, 2012

HI ROBERT!
I'LL TRY NOT TO COMPLAIN TO MUCH BUT HERE GOES. NOW INSTED OF GIVING MEDALS TO OUR MARINES FOR LEAKING ON THE ENEMY THEY COURT-MARTIAL THEM.
POLICE IN- VOLVED IN SHOOTINGS ARE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT. ALL THE PUNKS LIKE THE ONE WHO KILLED YOU ARE NOW PORTRAYED AS UPSTANDING PEOPLE
WITH THE POTENTIAL OF BECOMING EVERYTHING FROM ASTRONAUTS TO BRAIN SURGEONS, THEY SHOW ALL THESE PUNKS WITH GRADUATE CAPS AND GOWNS OR IN BOYSCOUT UNIFORMS.
THE THIN BLUE LINE IS GETTING THINER BECAUSE ALL THE
GOOD MEN CAN NOT TAKE ALL THE B/S ANYMORE.
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR ALL OUR BROTHERS.


MISS YOU AS ALWAYS,
BROTHER JOE BALLE

P.O. JOSEPH R. BALLE
NEWARK,NJ RET.
February 11, 2012

HI ROBERT!
SORRY I'M A WEEK LATE BUT YOU KNOW HOW THAT GOES.
AS YOU CAN SEE OUR BROTHER ANS SISTER'S ARE BEING SHOT LIKE IT'S THE OPENING DAY OF DEER SEASON. NOT COMPLAINING BUT ASK YOUR CO IF HE COULD LIGHTEN UP JUST A LITTLE.
IT'S BEEN 31 YEARS SINCE YOU MADE THE ALTIMATE SACRIFICE AND YOUR STILL MY HERO AND THE ONLY BROTHER I KNOW WHO RECEIVED TWO MEDALS OF HONOR AND TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE THIN BLUE LINE THEY NEED ALL THE HELP THEY CAN MUSTER.


MISS YOU
BROTHER JOE BALLE

JOSEPH BALLE NEWARK RET.
February 19, 2011

Bobby-
Thirty one years ago you gave your life for the citizens of New York. You are not forgotten!
RIP Brother

TPF/SCU
February 13, 2011

30 years-gone but not forgotten

Brother LEO
NYPD
February 20, 2010

You are gone, but not forgotten. You gave it your all Twenty four-seven. God bless you and may you rest in Peace.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
February 12, 2010

HI ROBERT, BROTHER. I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT'S BEEN THIRTY YRS. SINCE YOU WERE SHOT DOWN WHILE PRROTECTING THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK. EVERYBODY GUESSES WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE A BIG CITY COP BUT YOU HAVE TO WALK THE WALK TO UNDERSTAND IT LIKE YOU DID. MISS YOU VERY MUCH AND WISH I WAS WITH YOU TELLING OUR WAR STORIES. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR ME AND ASK THE HEAD MAN TO CUT ME SOME SLACK. GOOD-BYE FOR NOW ROBERT, THANKS. YOUR STILL MY INSPIRATION AND HERO OFFICER.

P/O JOSEPH BALLE
NEWARK NJ, RETIRED
February 12, 2010

HI BROTHER,
ANOTHER YEAR HAS GONE BY SINCE YOU COURAGEOUSLY GAVE YOUR LIFE TO SAVE MANKIND.
I STILL LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU DEARLY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY CONNECTIONS UP THERE (OR AS WE USED TO SAY
RABBI) PLEASE PUT A GOOD WORD IN FOR ME, I COULD USE IT.

WELL BROTHER KEEP A GOOD LOOKOUT FOR THE THIN BLUE LINE AND I'LL BE PRAYING EXTRA HARD FOR THEM TONIGHT.

GOOD-BYE FOR NOW ROBERT,LOOKING FORWARDED TO BE REUNITED WITH YOU SOMEDAY.

BROTHER JOE BALLE

P/O JOSEPH R. BALLE
NEWARK NJ, RETIRED
February 12, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Bilodeau and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
February 9, 2009

I was in the same class at the Police Academy 73-8 in 1973. We along with about 10 other guys were assigned to the 41 Pct. Bobby was a Cops, cop. Injured seriously numerous times but always returned to lovee in life being a cop. Bobby was a recipreint of the Medal of Honor and awarded a second upon his death. He was full of life, fun to be with and respected by all. I'm proud to have been his friend, Ted Dziedzic NYPD Retired. Rest in Peace My Friend.

P.O. Ted Dziedzic
N.Y.P.D. Retired
October 3, 2008

Bobby was a great guy always trying to teach the younger guy. I will miss this man for as long as I live.

Harry Dobson
Retired ADW
NYC Dept of Correction
3/14/08

Harry Dobson
NYS Courts
March 14, 2008

I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT'S BEEN 28 YRS. SINCE THIS BRAVR HERO WAS TAKEN FROM US. I WORKED WITH ROBERT BEFORE HE JOINED THE NYPD AS SPECIAL AGENTS (RAILROAD POLICE)FOR THE RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY. HE WAS A GREAT GUY AND ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT HIS FAMILY. I STILL FEEL A LITTLE GUILTY ABOUT NOT GOING TO HIS FUNERAL, I WAS TAKING THE FAMILY TO DISNEY WORLD, BY PLANE WHEN I SAW HIS PICTURE AND STORY ON THE FRONT PAGE OF A NEW YORK PAPER.
WELL I CARRIED THIS FEELING AROUND A LONG TIME AND I'M SURE ROBERT KNOWS HOW I MUCH I CARED FOR HIM AND MISS HIM. GOD BLESS YOU MY BROTHERS AND STAY ALERT.

JOSEPH BALLE
PO NEWARK, NJ RET.

PO JOSEPH BALLE
NEWARK NJ, RETIRED
February 13, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMEBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR POLICE AND MILITARY SERVICE. YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE. GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH
February 9, 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
January 2, 2008

25 years-RIP to a Great Cop


NYPD-SCU
September 16, 2005

I miss you Uncle Robert, we all miss you so much still. You were such a true hero!

Jackie Bilodeau
relative
April 5, 2005

I worked with Bobby in the 41 pct when he came up as a rookie, his dedication, not only for the job,the community and his fellow officers but for life as a whole, will never be forgotten! Time does not heal all wounds! Rest in peace!


"They were not killed because they were white or black, but blue".

P.O. Brian T. Donnelly
NYPD retired
February 25, 2005

Twenty five years have passed and least we not forget that..."No greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends"
John 15:13
The last New York City Police Officer to be awarded two Department Medal of Honors, One of ONLY three officers in the New York City Police Departments history to have been bestowed this great honor.
A great cop and true warrior who went "Beyond the Line of Duty".
Walter C. Wasilewski
New York City Police Department (Retired)

Walter C. Wasilewski
New York City Police Department (Retired)
February 15, 2005

Officer Bilodeau,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.

R.I.P.
Anonymous


February 12, 2005

 
 

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