Reflections for Detective John Thomas Hobbs
Thank you for your service and God bless your loved ones
Deputy Sheriff (retired)
Cochise County Sheriff's Department
March 17, 2016
God bless you my brother for your courage and sacrifice, and may the Lord bless your wife and children. Rest in Peace.
Garden City PD
March 6, 2016
Today I remember my friend and coworker. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and the effect you had on my family. I still have the picture of you riding your newly purchased motorcycle up I-17 and the smile on your face as you watched me snap it... You are missed my friend... Rest in Peace John!
March 3, 2016
Detective Hobbs, today is the second anniversary of your LODD, and I can still remember it vividly. Heroes are never forgotten. Thank you for protecting the citizens of Phoenix for twenty one years, and you will always be in our hearts and memories.
Citizen of Chandler, Arizona and supporter of law enforcement
March 3, 2016
It has been almost two years since you left. I remember your first day when you came to the FTO squad. Fresh out of the Academy and so anxious to learn, to do, to excel and be a great Phoenix cop. You did exactly that. Your enthusiasm, strength and courage were second only to your love of the job and tat was second only to your love of your family.
Rest in peace, my friend.
Sgt Chris Bray (retired)
Poenix Police Department
March 1, 2016
You were truly an hero rip brother
Officer wife Lee San
November 10, 2015
Dear John, I think of you very often, from the days in the gym as a young high school student to the days on patrol together. You are always in my heart. Love you brother
August 4, 2015
We still miss you John "we" are The street cops of our city!!!!
Phoenix Police Department
April 6, 2015
Heartfelt condolences to Detective Hobbs' family, friends and work colleagues. May his spirit be as one with the universe. R.I.P.
Retired Senior Constable of N.S.W police
New South Wales Police Force, Australia
March 11, 2015
Detective Hobbs, it has been a year since your LODD, and I still remember it vividly. You are a true hero, and heroes are never forgotten. Rest in peace, sir. May you find peace in heaven with all you fallen brothers and sisters in blue.
March 4, 2015
Never forgotten, always missed. Blessed to have known you. Thanks for being an amazing friend to my bro.
Kenny's lil sis
March 2, 2015
Legacies aren't bestowed upon all the departed; but by those who knew the cost the Hero was making in the eleventh hour.
Detective David Shane Forbes
Phoenix Police Department (FAID)
February 25, 2015
I extend my deepest condolences to the Phoenix Police Department and Officer Hobb's family. No family should suffer their loved one being murdered.
December 27, 2014
I also extend my condolences to the Family, Friends and the Phoenix Police Department.
Sgt./Insp. Richard Alves Ret.
San Francisco Police Dept.
July 26, 2014
On behalf of the members of the International Police Association, I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to you, your family and friends regarding the loss of your Detective John Hobbs.
I sincerely extend my sympathy to Det John Hobbs family and your department as you cope with your loss. Det. John Hobbs' service to law enforcement will never be forgotten.
Bonnie Watt Chaplain IPA_USA
International Police Associaiton- US Section
June 29, 2014
41 years on the job. Had the privilage of knowing men like you.
Buried 20 in my time from my own Department. They were all special , as are you.
You saw to it that the guy who did for you will never raise his hand against another Officer. Your in good company now Son.
Your with your own kind. The Warriors. You won.
God Bless You
1st Lieutenant J.S. Decker # 603
Prince George's County Md. Police Department
June 20, 2014
As a lifelong resident of Arizona, it's always heartbreaking for me to hear of one of our officers loose their life in the line of duty. Detective John Hobbs was a hero who risked his life every day making the city of Phoenix a safer place for us. Thank you, Detective Hobbs for protecting the citizens of Phoenix. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you find peace in Heaven with all your fallen brothers and sisters in blue, and God Bless all the men and women of the Phoenix Police Department.
Citizen of Chandler, Arizona
June 8, 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
May 10, 2014
To Mrs. Hobbs, children and the rest of the family.
I have prayed for you guys today. There is so many of us who are thinking of you and wanting to support you one way or another. There is very little we all can do to alleviate your pain, but just know that you will always have the help you need from those who have walked this same road that you are on now. Just reach out.
Ms. Nohemy Hite
Line of Duty Death Survivor
May 7, 2014
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 Frank Kapusta
May 6, 2014
He went to work that day and did not know
This shift he served would bring such sorrow
This call to duty would be his last
His time on earth is now his past
God set this day as his time to go
Rest in peace Deceive Hobbs, now a hero
He gave the ultimate sacrifice
With integrity and pride he paid the price
His family, friends and colleagues will mourn
As an angel in heaven he is now reborn
His golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the very best.
Master Sergeant Retired Jane Hosteny
Illinois State Police
May 4, 2014
REST IN PEACE, BROTHER
PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
May 4, 2014
Rest in Peace, prayers for the family.
Deputy L. Barth
Taylor County Sheriff's Department
May 4, 2014
You will never be forgotten Brother. We think of your Bravery every day and the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police Department. You wore the Uniform with Dignity and Honor and I am so blessed to have known you and worked with you at Desert Horizon Precinct. I know you are with God watching over us all now.
Officer Christine M Geis 5472 (Retired)
Phoenix Police Department
April 22, 2014
On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when John was killed.
To the Hobbs family, fellow deputies, and all who call John beloved, 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 Detective Hobbs gave to his community and the citizens of Arizona , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 3, 2014.
Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
April 5, 2014
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