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Master Deputy Sheriff Joseph Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Master Deputy Sheriff

Joseph "Shane" Robbins

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, April 26, 2013
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Reflections for Master Deputy Sheriff Joseph "Shane" Robbins

 

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 7, 2016

It's kinda weird how you can months or even years without talking to someone, but they still cross your mind everyday. I miss the laughs we used to have, going all the way back to our days in the Police Academy. Rest in Peace Brother. I look forward to spending eternity with ya.

Detective (Ret) Kris Bentz
Citrus County Sheriff's Office
April 28, 2016

I still remember you teaching my academy and then advanced classes afterwords. I remember x56ing in front of the old baptist church on 60 after having a rough day and you just cracking me up like you always did. I remember hearing all the sirens from the BSI parking lot then getting the staff page thinking that it couldn't be! Miss you brother! You were the lion to the end!

Anonymous
March 6, 2015

Shane we still have not forgotten you brother. Still think of you often.

Ripke
Polk county sheriffs office
January 30, 2015

Matthew 5:9
"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be
called the children of God."
Memory nourishes the heart, and grief abates.

SCF M.H. Brunson- Retired
Branchburg Twp. NJ PD
April 30, 2014

My hugs to his wife and children during this holiday season 2013.

Cindy Warren
Mother of Ofc David Curtis TPD EOW 6/29/10
December 30, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department
October 25, 2013

God Bless you Deputy Robbins. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department
July 23, 2013

I'm not okay without you Shane!!! I feel like this is some cruel joke or just a bad nightmare and still think you are coming home. I need you, I miss you more than you can imagine. I never told you enough how much I LOVE YOU! I wish I was better at expressing my feelings, you are my love, my strength, my voice, MY HERO!!! I wish you could come back to me :'(

Wife of Master Deputy Joseph Shane Robbi
Polk County Sheriff's Office
July 10, 2013

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

And may God bless and keep Alisa Robbins.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
July 3, 2013

The pain gets worse with time, I pray that this is a nightmare and you will be coming home soon. Miss you so much my love!!!

Alisa Robbins
Wife of Master Deputy Shane Robbins
June 22, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Master Deputy Sheriff Shane Robbins and the Polk County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Master Deputy Robbins, for your service.

Staff
National Police Wives Association
June 22, 2013

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH
June 9, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department. Thank you for your service.

Session 54
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
June 3, 2013

God Bless and Godspeed.

BUSJOSH
GEORGIA CIVILIAN LEO SUPPORTER
May 28, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the sheriff's office, and those served, at the loss of this deputy. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this deputy chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord hath said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will watch over your family and continue the Watch!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI
May 26, 2013

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
May 23, 2013

How very sad and what a tremendous loss for those loved ones left behind. May his children grow up knowing there father was a man committed to protecting others.

Laura
citizen
May 23, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office
May 20, 2013

Rest easy brother, thank you for your service.

Deputy J. Clendening
Glades County Sheriff's Office
May 18, 2013

In love and respect to the family of this fallen hero. May God, your community & those brave men & women who wear a badge comfort you in this time of profound grief.

Mother of a Sgt
Colorado Springs PD
May 17, 2013

To the family and friends of Deputy Shane Robbins and his fellow deputies:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Shane died.

To Shane's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Robbins gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 26, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 8, 2013

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.


“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.


Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
May 5, 2013

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
May 5, 2013

You're still here in my heart and mind
still making me laugh cause your stories live on
I hold you in a thought and I can feel you
I feel you and this gives me strength and courage
The tears I have cried for you could flood the earth
and I know you have wiped each one away
For you Shane, I promise you this
...I will go on with my life and make you proud. I will always hold you in my heart
I promise you I will be missing you everyday till the end of time
but this is not my end and I can't hold my head underwater..I need to breathe
I need to love and miss you, but I also need to live because through me you will live, you will still laugh and love ,you will still sing and dance,you will still hug and kiss. You will forever be in our lives, you will forever be a husband, a father, a friend.
I am going to miss your shining face
I think of you and wonder why?
I might cry or smile
but at the end of the day I am one day closer to you...

Alisa Robbins
Wife of PCSO Master Deputy Joseph Shane Robbins - EOW 4/26/13
May 5, 2013

 
 

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