Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Robert C. Reimann, Jr.

Highland Park Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, January 6, 1984

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Reflections for Officer Robert C. Reimann, Jr.

Gone but not forgotten. Your memory lives on, and we continue to honor your sacrifice.

Ofc Travis Dragicevich #114

January 6, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Reimann.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 18, 2022

Policing has changed in the days since your passing. Because of your loss your sister my dear friend Janet Reimann tried desperately to talk me out of a life of law enforcement. The pain of your loss lives on. Keep watching over her!

Criminal Investigative Analyst Erica
Internal Revenue Service

June 10, 2021

Thinking of you every day. Growing up with you in M.G. made me the man I'm today.

Miss you


July 27, 2018

Remembered today by the Lake Bluff Police Department.

David Belmonte, Chief
Lake Bluff PD

January 7, 2018

Remembered today by the Lake Bluff Police Department.

David Belmonte, Chief
Lake Bluff PD

January 6, 2018

Officer Reimann's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-23-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

January 23, 2017

Thanks Mr. Caskey.

Cheryl Reimann

March 30, 2015

Remember the night well. My son had gone home sick on this shift. This would have been his beat. I remember the funeral. So very sad but the outpouring of support for his family and the other members of the PD stood strong and tall. It is so good to see that his memory still lives 30 years later. RIP forever and may his family know he is not forgotten.

Malcolm Caskey Retired
Winnetka Police Dept.

January 6, 2015

Hey Bob..... I post this poem I wrote on O.D.M.P. for all our fallen Brothers and Sisters and I dedicate it in remembrance of you!



We in the Law Enforcement Community are a family, though we may wear different uniforms and have different badges, shields or stars pinned upon our chest.
Our area of enforcement may vary, we consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are:
Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, county roads, state highways, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, Brothers and Sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen Brothers and Sisters never forgetting their sacrifice.
Daily our position is clear that we will SERVE and PROTECT our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of GOOD over EVIL facing the unknown with COURAGE keeping our trust and faith in GOD. For we know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for Law Enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a Law Enforcement Officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have SERVED and PROTECTED my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen Brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do.............SERVING
and PROTECTING your community with HONOR and PRIDE making a better and safer place for us all.

In remembrance of my friend: Robert C. Reimann, Jr.
Police Officer
Highland Park Police Dept.
Thirty years have passed but you will never be forgotten!!

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

May 13, 2014

Although I never met Officer Reimann, I know him quite well. I train very hard while inside the Highland Park Police Firearms Training facility which was dedicated in his name. I drive often down the same stretch of highway on US Rt. 41 where he was unnecessarily killed. I have great respect for what he did then and even more cautiousness because I know he watches over all of us here at HPPD every day. Tomorrow I turn my 19th year of service wishing Officer Reimann was still here to offer congratulations and advice. rest in peace brother in blue!

Detective Phil DeLaurentis
Highland Park Police

January 8, 2014

A hero remembered is never gone.

Rest in peace brother.

P.O. D. Simons
Chicago Police Department

January 6, 2014

In memory of Robert Curt Reimann, Jr.

E.O.W. January 6,1984

Always in our hearts.

Cheryl Reimann

December 17, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE....STAY SAFE!!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 2, 2013

So happy to read this post by Investigator Dobbins. Its always a gift to learn about his relationships with other law enforcement officers, to read this today. Thanks so much Investigator Dobbins!

from Cheryl Reimann w/1984

widow of Officer Reimann
Highland Park, IL P.D.

November 30, 2012

Hey Bob
I can't believe that twenty eight years have gone by since you ended your watch. I was just sitting in my study thinking of the times when I was force registering trucks on U.S. 41 and you would pull-up for backup coverage.
Afterwards, we'd stop at the Denny's for some inter-agency communication ha...ha...!
Well I'm retired now I think of you and Trooper Lim who ended his watch on 06, June 1995 often, in retirement there is plenty of time to smile and reflect on the many good times I had with all my brothers and sisters from so many different agencies I had the pleasure to worked with.
You served the citizens of Highland Park and the State of Illinois with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
Rest in Peace my Brother, YOU WILL NEVER BE FOROTTEN !!!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police Dist. 01

November 29, 2012

In memory of Robert Curt Reimann Jr.
born December 3, 1951
E.O.W. January 6, 1984

Always in our hearts

from his wife Cheryl

Cheryl Reimann

June 19, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Reimann. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28h 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 who was murdered in the 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. How nice that your family is able to honor you on this site.

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

January 6, 2012

RIP brother.

Brother in Blue
Mt. Prospect PD (retired)

January 6, 2010

"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

January 2, 2008



January 1, 2008

Many shifts have come and gone since your last patrol...but you will never be forgotten. RIP Brother in Blue.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

August 4, 2007

May you rest safe with Our Lord and may He bless your loved ones.

January 6, 2007


My hero is a "blue shirt"
He wears a badge and gun
Serves his public night and day,
He says the road is fun

He risks his life for strangers,
Always does his part
A modern-day crusader,
My hero has a heart

Sometimes his soul is weary,
Midnights can be rough
With little rest, he does his best
Decisions, too, are tough

Other days are funny,
Some are sad, its true
His life's about just helping out
The likes of me and you

My hero loves his uniform
He loves the risky life
He's proud to be a blue shirt
I'm proud to be his wife.

by Cheryl Reimann, written a few weeks before the tragedy

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Cheryl Reimann

May 26, 2006

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