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Trooper Robert A. Paris

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Thursday, October 17, 1963

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Reflections for Trooper Robert A. Paris

Trooper Paris, on this 57th anniversary of your untimely and heroic departure, your memory and sacrifice is every bit alive and appreciated as it was then. Rest in peace always and know that your memory and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren and your brothers and sisters with the Delaware State Police.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 17, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Paris.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 18, 2019

Lest We Forget

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD

October 17, 2018

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

Kim Paris and I were in the same 1st grade class together at Anna P. Mote when her father was tragically murdered. Trooper Paris had spoken to our class earlier in the school year as part of a 'show off your dads' program. Resplendent in his uniform, we were in awe of him and quiet Kim was oh so proud of her daddy. It was a shocking loss of innocence learning what had occurred, feeling a part of it, and why I remember him to this day, and remain in awe.

LtCol W.J. Bender
USMC (ret)

January 11, 2015

I owned the Roselle Pharmacy near Bobby Paris' neighborhood. There were several friends who met a couple of days a week for coffee either in my pharmacy or at Danny's Barbershop next door. Bobby showed up when he could and all of us there were his friends.
It is my recollection that it wasn't much of a "shootout" but more of an ambush. We were told that Bobby was walking up to the suspect's auto when all of a sudden the suspect produced a shotgun and, without warning, shot Bobby on the spot. He never had a chance.
Bobby's widow and children lived across from the prison that housed his killers and they had to suffer the ignominy of knowing that that her husbands brutal murderers were just across the street.

Rod Coale
Friend

December 22, 2014

Uncle Bob,

Although I never had the HONOR of meeting you I think of you a lot. Your picture hangs by the door I pass through many times a day. My only memories of you are what my father has told me about you. Your brother misses you and is very proud of you. We talk about you often. He told me about the time he was stopped by a State Trooper driving his delivery truck only to find out it was you scaring the sh_t out of him. He tells me that you and I have a lot in common ie. baseball and fishing. May you rest in peace and know you are not forgotten, even to those who never had the HONOR of meeting you.

Stehen Paris
Nephew

August 7, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 officer Larry Lasater

December 1, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 20, 2012

Rest in peace

Pfc Jon Pease
CMPD-Retired B.P.D.

October 17, 2012

Rest in Peace, Trooper Paris. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

I was born on the 23rd day of november, 1949. I have in my possession a copy of the news paper from the day of my 14th birthday, nov. 23, 1963. The day after john f. kennedy our president was assasinated. To say the least I had this paper in a safe place over the last 48 years and never read it. a couple of days ago i saw it in a drawer and decided to read it very carefully. I opened it and page by page i read what seemed like old stale news other then the presidential death. Then i saw an article about delaware and i was living in nyc when this paper was bought. I lived there all my life till 8 years ago. The article that caught my attention was how the killers of trooper robert a. paris had pleaded innocent for his death. I wonder how that turned out...did they in fact get found guilty or innocent.
c.shelton price
newark, de

cornealius s. price
former nys correction officer @ greenhaven, stormville, ny.

September 16, 2011

Sally Paris was my first grade teacher when this happened. To this day I still think of you often...

Karen
Anna P. Mote Elementary

January 13, 2010

I remember that sad day when my father told me how you were murdered in the line of duty protecting us from the likes of them. I was ten years old then, and knew that Delaware Troopers were the finest, because they hired men like you. I will always remember you for being the finest.

Glenn E. Kresge

October 9, 2009

The people who you were charged with protecting will never forget you or your mission, Sir.

Mark Delmerico
Civilian

July 31, 2009

From one brother Trooper to another, we will always remember you and may you always watch over us from above. Rest in peace sir.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 17, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 16, 2007

Tpr Paris,
Your brothers and sisters in the Delaware State Police remember you everyday and especially today, as the anniversary of your death approaches. Rest in peace.

Corporal Surowiec
Delaware State Police

October 14, 2007

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 27, 2007

Trooper Paris, you will never be forgotten by your brother and sister Trooper's of the Delaware State Police. Rest in Peace sir, we have the watch from here!

Cpl/1Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 6, 2006

Uncle Bob,
I remember like it was yesterday riding in your truck to get ice cream with kim and beth. I have tried to follow in your service and make you proud...
Bryan

Colonel Bryan glynn
USAF

March 31, 2006

Robert:
I never had the pleasure of knowing you, but I did attend your Furneral along with 5 others form P.G. P.D. I will never forget the day and all the fellow officers & Troopers that were there. God Bless you and your Family.

Gerald (Jerry) Warner
Prince Georges County,Md. #187

September 17, 2005

GOD BE WITH YOU BROTHER.REST IN PEACE.

J.CISNEROS
LOS ANGELES SCHOOL POLICE

July 20, 2005

Rest easy troop. We will take it from here


Toledo Police Department

May 27, 2005

Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD NJ

April 22, 2004

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