Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Officer Robert Charles Prescott

Rockingham County Department of Corrections, New Hampshire

End of Watch Sunday, September 12, 1971

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Robert Charles Prescott

Officer Prescott, it has been 52 years since you were taken from us. New Hampshire law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

September 12, 2023

Officer Prescott,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice- not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 12, 2021

He was my uncle and I was a young age when he died. I do not have too many memories except for his dog

Kerry Prescott

April 11, 2021

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 12, 2020

Every time I pay a moment of silence, I think of you sir! As a former Rockingham County Corrections Officer, you inspired me. We were the same age and I also went through my fair share of trauma in that Jail. This is to show that us Jail “guards” are part of the picture that is Law Enforcement! Thank you brother for paying the ultimate sacrifice, you’re my hero. I now have moved on to the darker colored uniform but I was a CO first. I will always remember that for the rest of my life.

Officer Polanco
Brentwood NH Police Department

September 8, 2019

Thank you for honorably serving in our country's Air Force and Law Enforcement. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

May 16, 2016

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 9, 2013

May your distinction as the only Corrections Officer killed in the line of duty in N.H. remain unchanged. Although I suspect that their are others who have passed before their time from the stress and demands of a job few choose to do. We never met but we share the same badge and your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Over 40 years have passed since your death at age 27 while on the job less than 3 weeks. May you rest in peace.

Sgt. Butch Whitehouse
Rockingham County Department of Corrections

April 21, 2012

"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
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

December 11, 2007

My prayers are with you and your family.

Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, VA

September 12, 2007

Officer Prescott you are one of Rockingham County's FINEST!
I worked for the RCDC for 14 years before going to the US Department of Justice. You were an inspiration to many Officers. WE WILL FINISH THE WATCH!

Robert G. O'Connor Senior Officer Specia
US Department of Justice , Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 30, 2006

Sweet sleep be yours.Thank you for your service.

September 12, 2006

Officer Prescott,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Rockingham County.


September 12, 2005

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