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Deputy Sheriff Robert French | Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

Robert French

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Robert French

 

For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Romans 13:4. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Words cannot explain the gratitude for your sacrifice to protect the community. May you Rest In Peace.

LASD Class 425 Recruit Felix Rivera
Santa Ana School Police
September 20, 2017

My deepest condolences to you and your family. Thank you very much for your courageous act and heroism to keep the community safe and take another criminal off the street. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee Ricardo Iniguez
Los Angeles County Sheriff
September 18, 2017

AFTER A LONG DAY OF SCENARIO EXAMS AT THE ACADEMY, OUR CLASS FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS TRAGEDY. THANK YOU FOR YOU SERVICE SIR, REST IN PEACE.

RECRUIT JORGE PADILLA
INGLEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
September 18, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My deepest condolences to your family, friends, and coworkers. May you Rest In Peace and keep protecting from up above.

Recruit Robles, Bianca
LASD
September 18, 2017

Hero is the only word that comes to mind when I remember Deputy Robert French. To sacrifice one's life for another. A true Guardian. Rest in peace Sir.
Recruit Jerry Allen Parker
Los Angeles sheriff's department
September 17, 2017

Jerry Allen Parker
September 17, 2017

Thank you for your service Deputy French and may your soul rest in perfect peace. You are a true hero, partner and guardian. You are and forever will be a man to admire for the bravery and courage you carried. As for your family, I am truly and deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that god will grant you the strength you need, provide you comfort, and peace to get you through the days to come. My sincere heartfelt condolences to all of you.

Class425/Recruit Jimenez
LASD
September 17, 2017

Thank you for your service Deputy French and may your soul rest in perfect peace. You are a true hero, partner and guardian. You are and forever will be a man to admire for the bravery and courage you carried. As for your family, I am truly and deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that god will grant you the strength you need, provide you comfort, and peace to get you through the days to come. My sincere heartfelt condolences to all of you.

Class425/Recruit Jimenez
LASD
September 17, 2017

May you Rest In Peace sir. You served with courage and strength.

Police officer recruit Austin Stapp
Glendale Police Department
September 17, 2017

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Robert French. His courage is admirable and will forever be remembered. Thank you Deputy Robert French for reminding us that we are a family and we will stick up for each other.
Rest In Peace.

Class 425/Recruit Suarez
LASD
September 17, 2017

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great.

Investigator, Q. Warren
Alaska AGO, Special Prosecutions, MFCU
September 13, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service
September 12, 2017

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Deputy, Robert French, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice, His bravery to protect and to serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office
September 11, 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

My heart and prayers go out to Deputy French's family and friends! Rest In Peace Sir!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office
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
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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

The loss of Deputy French it's a tragic one. The officer in the performance of his duty gave us all. I pray for the officers of the Sacramento sheriffs office, his family, his friends, his fellow officers And that of his family. There are no words to express the loss The loss of an officer is like losing a son or brother. I will keep everyone in our daily prayers and deafly French Rest in peace you have done your job very well. God bless you

Retired sergeant Ed Slechta
Arizona Deot. Of Public Safety
September 7, 2017

A very solemn memorial service today. It was a time to grieve and also to reflect on service, duty, honor, bravery, and sacrifice.
My heartfelt condolences to family, friends, and SSD brothers and sisters.

Deputy Shawn C. Joyce (Ret.)
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
September 7, 2017

After 28 years of Law Enforcement, it never gets any easier to lose one of my brothers or sisters to a senseless act of violence. Deputy French gave his life for his community and he is a hero. May God place his comforting hands upon the family and friends of Deputy French and allow them to grieve appropriately. May Deputy French never be forgotten and God bless you all!

Officer John Sowles
CHP retired/Yuba Sutter area
September 7, 2017

Rest in peace brother

Sgt Matthew Roman
Nevada Department of Corrections
September 7, 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

Sending my sincere and heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and department of our fallen HERO. I am so very sorry for your loss.
May God give you all comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Thank you for your lifetime of dedicated, loyal and selfless service! You are a true HERO. You will live on in the hearts of all who love you.

Gone but NEVER Forgotten.. HERO's live forever....

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012
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

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“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.”

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.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Bob's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011
September 6, 2017

Thank you for protecting all of us from the low life's capable of doing this.
My heart goes out to your family and friends.

Linda Cumminigs/Civilian
Carmichael, CA
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

 
 

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