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Deputy Sheriff Robert Rumfelt | Lake County Sheriff's Office, California Lake County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff

Robert Rumfelt

Lake County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Robert Rumfelt

 

R.I.P. BROTHER Rumfelt!!!

Nebraska Police Officer
September 18, 2017

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 Retired
Mohawk PD
September 9, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 who’s 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
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
September 8, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY
September 7, 2017

May God watch over the Family and Fellow Officers that put their lives on the line for us everyday. We all lose when one of these heroes fall. And this one was a terrible loss. A man who without care for his own safety did such a noble thing. I hope his family will find some type of peace during this time of mourning. God will not let them down. Keep Faith and know he is in a better place.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.
September 6, 2017

May God watch over the Family and Fellow Officers that put their lives on the line for us everyday. We all lose when one of these heroes fall. And this one was a terrible loss. A man who without care for his own safety did such a noble thing. I hope his family will find some type of peace during this time of mourning. God will not let them down. Keep Faith and know he is in a better place.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.
September 6, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police
September 6, 2017

Please accept my condolence for the loss of Dep. Rumfelt.

P.O. (Ret) Donalld Current
NYCTPD/NYPD
September 3, 2017

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Robert Rumfelt. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Please try to take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth. Once again, my condolences.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police
September 1, 2017

Rest in peace Deputy Rumfelt. Thank you and your family for your service!

CPT Raymond Jorden
481st TC HB
August 30, 2017

An unsung hero is now in a place of peace and light. May he Rest In Peace.

Civilian Chris Jelenko
N/A
August 30, 2017

God bless you, sir, and thank you for your service.

Ruthann Cross, civilian
August 29, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department
August 29, 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER (RETIRED)
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
August 29, 2017

"Another fallen hero to guard the gates of heaven"

Corporal R. Bryson (Ret)
Burlingame PD (Ret)
August 29, 2017

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers.
Godspeed Dep. Robert Rumfelt

Sgt. Michael Clifton- Retired
Redondo Beach Police Dept. Ca.
August 29, 2017

Thank you for your service Deputy Rumfelt. Your family is in our prayers.

Recruit Brandon Hodson
Windsor Public safety Training Center
August 29, 2017

God Bless you Deputy Rumfelt. Your family, both at work and home, are in our prayers. So long as you are kept in their hearts and minds, you'll never truly be gone.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
August 28, 2017

Praying for Deputy Rumfelt's family and coworkers! Thank you for your service sir! May you Rest In Peace!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office
August 27, 2017

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Rob Rumfelt, friends, Sheriff Brian Martin and the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding now and always. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9 / John 15:13

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department, NC
August 27, 2017

R.I.P. Brother. You will not be forgotten.

PO Chip Marcks (Ret), PD Mariemont,Ohio/PD Easton,MD
August 26, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Robert Rumfelt during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Rumfelt.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004
August 26, 2017

Avenue of the Fallen
Standing at attention in their class “A “uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452) Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Retired Elected Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County Sheriff Office, Jerome, Idaho
August 26, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss

Jacquie Rebel survivor
August 26, 2017

Rumfelt family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Deputy Rumfelt Thank you for your dedicated service to your community. This just shows that age is only a number and we never know when we are going to be called. Watch down upon your family and friends and keep them safe. Your Brothers and Sisters in blue will take the watch from here.

Res.Sgt. Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police Dept,Ohio
August 25, 2017

 
 

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