Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Robert H. Holmes

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, August 6, 1917

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Reflections for Patrolman Robert H. Holmes

Tomorrow will mark the 99th anniversary of this hero's death in the line of duty. At the time of his death, Police Officer Holmes was one of only a handful of African Americans who proudly served this city in the NYPD. His colleagues in blue, particularly in the 32 Pct. will always remember and honor his sacrifice. God bless and rest in peace on your eternal foot post in heaven, my brother.

Special Agent US Secret Service
Retired

August 5, 2016

RIP Officer. You are not forgotten.

Police Officer (retired)
Police Department of NY

February 8, 2016

The staff and children of the Police Athletic League of New York City honor your memory in this our Centennial Year. You joined the NYPD the same year we started the Play Streets program. We know you were the second Black Officer hired by the NYPF and the first Black Officer to die in the line of duty. For many years there was PAL Center in Harlem named in your honor. Although the Center is gone, we still take pride in remembering your sacrifice.

Elinor King, Archivist
Police Athletic League

October 22, 2014

Proud of you. Rest In Peace, with your job well done.

Tracey Brown

December 22, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 1, 2013

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Holmes and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

August 3, 2009

I have read about you sir and you are a true hero. A pioneer for those who followed you. Rest in peace.

retired
nysp

January 27, 2008

You are a credit to your uniform. Thank you for your service.

December 1, 2007

MY BROTHER, I AM HONORED TO BE THE FIRST TO LEAVE YOU A MEMORIAL. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL, NOW MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

August 6, 2005

No fallen officer should be without a reflection.

Thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten, Patrolman Holmes.

Kelly M

August 6, 2005

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