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Senior Police Officer Robert A. Bingaman | Asheville Police Department, North Carolina Asheville Police Department, North Carolina

Senior Police Officer

Robert A. Bingaman

Asheville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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Reflections for Senior Police Officer Robert A. Bingaman


Hey Rob,

I was in Asheville last month and stopped by to see Madison. When I'm there, I always have to stop and say hello to you too. I know you are patrolling the streets of gold and protecting my little girl as well as so many others. It was a pleasure working with you and just know you made an impact in my life and I always think about you. Until we meet again....

Special Agent Matthew Storie
Asheville Police, Fletcher Police, AF Office of Special Investigations
March 19, 2016

A year has come and gone, but you brother will always remain in my heart and thoughts.

Patrolman 1st Class (Retired) E Kirby
November 1, 2014

Love you brother...we all miss you terribly. Thank you for the way you touched and still touch the hearts of my wife and I and our children. ALWAYS in our hearts.

Patrolman 1st Class (Retired) E Kirby
July 3, 2014

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and loved ones. As the parents of a fallen officer we know the healing will come slowly and the tears will always fall at the most unexpected times. Just know they will be surrounded by fellow officers, friends and others who will support them and be there for them from now on. As you walk the streets of Heaven you may run into our son. You'll recognize him by his smile and his greeting will simply be Simper FI my brother, welcome home.

Bill, Patricia and Susan Hewitt
family of fallen officer Sgt Jeff Hewitt 040404 Buncombe County N.C.
April 7, 2014

Thinking of you and your family today.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 2, 2014

Rest In Peace.....

John Ruth, AEMD Comm Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX
December 6, 2013

Officer Bingaman,

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.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011
November 19, 2013

SPO Bingaman,
Sir, as a fellow LEO and former Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol
November 19, 2013

These accidents are such a horrible to all our brothers that fight crime. May you rest in peace and you willl not be forgotten.

SSgt Eric Ehrnsberger (Retired)
Wilmington Polce Department, Wilmington, NC
November 14, 2013

A senseless loss of a good man and Officer. Thank you for your service, brother. May you rest in peace.
Semper Fidelis!

T.B. Huber, TSgt
USAF Security Police (retired)
November 13, 2013

Rest easy, Brother. We'll take it from here. www.below100.com

Sgt. Todd Elliott
Battle Creek Police Department, MI
November 12, 2013

To the family of Senior Police Officer Rob Bingaman, friends, and Asheville Police Department.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. John 15;13

A.S. Batson Patrolman
Cherry Police Goldsboro, NC
November 7, 2013

Rest in Peace, brother

Deputy Logan Niles
Garfield County S.O.
November 7, 2013

Robert was a wrestler for Academy Park HS when he was in high school. I had the honor of being his coach. Robert demonstrated all the characteristics of what wrestling is all about. He was a hard worker and a great teammate. Robert will be missed by everyone he touched.

Coach John Basile

John Basile Head Wrestling Coach
Academy Park HS
November 6, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Robert Bingaman and the Asheville Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Bingaman, for your dedication and service.

National Police Wives Association
November 6, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department, WY
November 5, 2013

Rest easy, brother, I'll miss seeing you around. Your brothers and sisters did right by you at your service and honored you well.

Det. D.W. Plyler
Woodfin Police Dept.
November 5, 2013

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

God Bless this precious family and the memory of Officer Bingaman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, including our brothers and sisters at Asheville Police Department. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Lieutenant Jeremy Queen
Transylvania County Sheriff's Office
November 4, 2013

Thank you Officer Bingaman for your faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your family & agency peace and comfort.

Trooper Joe Dellwo #446
Minnesota State Patrol
November 4, 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
November 4, 2013

Rest in peace brother, May God be with your family and fellow officers.

Cpl. Auldredge
Buncombe County Sheriffs Office
November 4, 2013

Robert, you left this world and community far too early. You had much to give. Because of you this community is better. Thanks for your service, may you rest in peace.

LEO Lee Boyd
USDA Forest Service, LE&I
November 3, 2013

I am so sorry for your tragic death, Rob. You taught me how to use the 'Light" for checking speed. I remember the day we were on I-240 near Asheville Mall. You were going to teach me about the "Light." When we got out of your car, you asked me if I could run. I assured you I could make it back in the car as quickly as you. We caught one going about 74, we ran to the car and caught up with a college student. You gave her a lecture, but you gave her no ticket. You are of the good guys. We shall all miss you.

Chaplain Sue Barron
November 3, 2013

I'm not very good with words sometimes, so I thought this poem would say it best. We'll miss you Bob!

Where do they go to?

Where do they go to, the people who leave?
Are they around us, in the cool evening breeze?
Do they still hear us, and watch us each day?
I'd like you to think of them with us that way.

Where do they go to, when no longer here?
I think that they stay with us, calming our fear
Loving us always, holding our hands
Walking beside us, on grass or on sand.

Where do they go to, well it's my belief
They watch us and help us to cope with our grief
They comfort and stay with us, through each of our days
Guiding us always through life's mortal maze.

KevF - 21st August 2007

Forensic Technician
Asheville PD
November 3, 2013

God Bless You Officer Bingaman

Resident of Malden, MA
November 2, 2013


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