Robert Layden HornsbyKilleen Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Reflections for Police Officer Robert Layden Hornsby
So we were tasked to do classes and I chose police vehicle operation. I have been reading each story about the 358 line of duty deaths in regard to auto accidents for the past 3 hours or so. While on the officer down page I thought to look you up bro. I used to work with Bobby "Silverfox" Hornsby on a nightly basis and gotta say I know I think of you often and your sacrifice. I see your wife and your kids from time to time and am sadened greatly by your early departure from our earth and what a great guy wqas taken from them. I know your looking down on us smiling. Your wife is a rock and has done so much in the community for different causes. Anyway, sorry to ramble. Miss ya bro.
Patrolman J. Kruttlin
Killeen Police Dept
April 9, 2015
I will keep your family in my prayers. God bless the Hornsby family.
Deputy Sheriff Edward Baker
Franklin County Sheriff's Office Cols. Ohio
September 16, 2014
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.
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department
October 25, 2013
On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Bobby died.
To Bobby'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 Officer Bobby Hornsby gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 14, 2013.
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
September 23, 2013
The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Robert Hornsby and the Killeen Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Hornsby, for your service.
National Police Wives Association
September 5, 2013
You will be remembered.
Killeen TX Police Department
September 5, 2013
Godspeed Brother, you died fighting the good fight and for that we are eternally grateful. May you be at peace as you walk the Golden Beat of Heaven.
POI K. Jarrell
August 29, 2013
Hey Bobby, just thought I'd chime in and say what's up.. It has been about a month and a half, and folks are still adjusting. Although things will never be the same, we are slowly improving. I'm just reflecting and thinking about the times we talked about Tundra's (before I downsized to my soccer mom's car,) and also think about the bbq that you and the family came to at Medo's house... If I'd had known that would be the last time, Lord knows I would have spoken to you longer...But know this, I am so happy knowing you were and are a man of faith.. You are in a place where there is no suffering, no illness, no hate, no crime... Kim is such an amazing woman and a testament of the power that our Lord possesses. I certainly hope her display of strength can bring the lost to Him. I visited your grave the other day and left a sentimental gift that was given to me by a great man several years ago and said a prayer.. Hope you accept it... It meant a lot to me... We all miss and love you bro...
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. "
Police Officer Bobby C.
August 25, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss and I will pray everyday for your husband and your family. He made the ultimate sacrifice and is with our Lord now. May you remain strong through these difficult times. May God be with you.
Investigator Leo Hernandez (R)
Laredo Police Dept.
August 16, 2013
Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Vires et Honorem
Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department
August 13, 2013
Rest in peace brother blue
Ofcr. C.M. Ojeda Sr.
Attica Police Department
August 7, 2013
Rest in peace brother we will take it from here. Thank you for your service.
provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police
August 6, 2013
The police are not here to create disorder. The police are here to preserve order. God has earned a solder on this day. Our deepest prayers go out to the family, friends and colleagues of this hero for their ultimate sacrifice of putting his/her life on the line for the safety of the community. Thank you for your service. May you Rest in peace.
CJ capstone 2013
August 5, 2013
RIP, Warrior! You are honored and remembered by all of your Brothers and Sisters in blue. Your sacrifice will be honored by all of us. May God be with you, your Family, and your Department.
Ofc Christopher Love
U.S. Customs & Border Protection Philadelphia
August 4, 2013
Rest In Peace......
John Ruth, AEMD Comm Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX
August 4, 2013
Officer Hornsby I am forever In your debt. I am humbled and greatful for a man such as yourself. I have never met you yet I owe you more than you will ever know. My daughter and two grandsons live in that apartment and if it were not for you, we may have lost them, what a gift you have given to us. We thank you and your family for your sacrifice to protect our family.
May God comfort your family
May God open their heart to see our gratitude
August 3, 2013
You are a hero, FOREVER.. will you be forgotten ? NEVER !!
An Officer's Widow
August 3, 2013
Honor & Respect . . forever.
Former Richmond, VA Police Officer
ATF Special Agent (Retired)
August 3, 2013
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Killeen. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
United States Border Patrol
August 2, 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 Sheriff's Office
July 31, 2013
Rest well in the arms of God.
To Your Family,
Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.
Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”
I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
July 31, 2013
Thank you for your service and sacrifice and may you rest in peace.
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
July 30, 2013
Although we never had the chance to meet, I felt the need to remember your name at the Peace Officer Memorial along with our fallen officer Leonard Reed. My name is Mike Harmon and I am with the Cedar Park Police Dept and attending the FBINA class 254. We will be at the Peace Officer Memorial as a class on July 31st, 2013. God bless and RIP.
Capt Mike Harmon
Cedar Park Police Dept
July 29, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and children of Officer Hornsby. God Bless him for his service and bravery to keep others safe. Rest in Peace Brother, hero's are never ever forgotten.
Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC
July 29, 2013
For Police Officer Robert "Bobby: Hornsby:
The law-officer who confronts a deranged individual who is armed with a semi-automatic rifle is always at exceptionally high risk. We regret that Bobby would be the latest casualty in such a situation. We are thankful for those who assisted him and for bringing immediate halt to further risk to themselves and others. We stand in awe of their, and Bobby's courage, to defend others. We pray for his family, friends, co-workers, and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.
We are proud to render to Office Robert "Bobby" Hornsby, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.
Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police
July 28, 2013
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