Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Technical Sergeant Isiah Roberts

United States Air Force Security Forces, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, April 17, 1969

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Reflections for Technical Sergeant Isiah Roberts

Wow, as a former (Retired) Security Police/Security Forces member and serving in California, I am surprised this is is the first time I am hearing of this . I salute you sir, and in reading the background behind the gunfire, I know you were just trying to mediate and look out for another brother in blue. I don’t know the background to this or the justice (the lack there of) only 7 years for this does not seem right, but we know there is the ultimate court of courts that someone will have to answer to, not trying to throw religion into this, I just know that this brother in blue gave the ultimate and May you Rest In Peace.

US Air Force

June 23, 2022

On this actual anniversary of your heroic and untimely death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will never, ever forget. Rest in peace always.

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

April 17, 2021

Released after seven years is certainly no justice, but one thing is for sure and that is your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

November 2, 2020

Security Policemen do very difficult and challenging work. 1969 was a tough year for USAF Peacekeepers.
Tech Sergeant, RIP, knowing you served and proudly for your 19-year career.

A1C M McNeil
93rd Security Police Squadron

October 8, 2020

RIP Sergeant. May your soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 2, 2020

RIP Brother.

CMSgt (Ret) Mark Greene
USAF Security Forces

April 18, 2020

Rest in peace Technical Sergeant Roberts.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 20, 2019

My father told me all about Tech Sgt. Roberts, he looked up to him and was very grateful to have had the opportunity to call him friend.

I have pictures that I believe are of Isiah, Dennis, Randy and a few others from the late 1960's of their adventures during their time in the USAF.

I know you recieved mutliple Good Conduct medals, National Service medal with one bronze star among many others. My father never forgot Isiah and I will tell my children about him as well.

God bless him and his family.

Terry Brannock Jr
Son of Airman Terry Brannock Sr

July 3, 2019

My dearest brother, cannot believe it's been 50 years since you left us, our hearts are still with a void that can never be filled. Loving you always, Verona

Joycelyn Wilson

April 18, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 17, 2019

T/Sgt. Roberts,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 17, 2019

My beloved big brother, I will always remember how protective you were of your family, I always thought I was your favorite sister. Mom is with you now as well as Gary, your only son. Life has never been the same without you, your always sound advice rings forever in my heart. I will always love you. Until we meet again, Verona

April 30, 2018

joycelyn wilson

April 30, 2018

For your service to this nation and to your Air Force family, I thank you.

It is truly disgraceful that the thing which murdered you was set free after only 7 short years. He nearly took the life of TWO brave men and was then let loose.

Your true family away from work, has every right and reason to be proud of you.

God Bless and may you continue to forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 17, 2015

Its been 44 years since I last felt your physical touch. We miss you dearly! Your family has grown in size and we have shared with your grandkids all the great work you had done! I know you are smiling in heaven because you can now see your mom who lived a healthy long life! We love you and miss you!


May 26, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd 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 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.

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

April 17, 2012

I remember well that night. TSGT Roberts was the Flight Commander on duty when the call came in of a domestic disturbance in base housing. The reason Sergeant Roberts responded was the complainant was the wife of another Security Policeman. He was talking to the man at the door of his housing unit when the wife appeared around the corner of the house, shouting. Sergeant Roberts turned and took several steps towards the wife, trying to calm things down, when he was shot 5 times in the back. Almost every Security Policeman on the base responded to the base hospital to give blood (I gave a pint) to no avail. He died later that morning at the base hospital. Isiah, you were one of the most decent NCO's I had the honor of serving with. Your memory will be with me for the rest of my life. Rest in peace, my friend.

SSGT Davis Lioret
Security Police Investigator

August 25, 2011

For Technical Sergeant Isiah Roberts:

Serving in the capacity of security police officer ("Air Police" - as once known) and responding to domestic calls it has all the risks that one faces as a law officer anywhere. We regret that our brother Isiah would have his life claimed while attempting mediate one of the most dangerous of calls - the domestic argument. He died in the service to others, both as a defender of liberty and a protector of others, and is two-times a hero. No service is greater - no recognition is more honorable.

We pray for Isiah's family, his friends and all who know and respect him. May they reach-out to one another whenever the need is there - forever.

As a retired state trooper and a retired US Army Reserve military police officer, after having served four years in the regular United States Air Force, I am proud to render Technical Sergeant Isiah Roberts a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennylvania State Police

June 27, 2010

TSgt Roberts:

May Your Soul Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

April 17, 2008

Hero's are never forgotten! Continue to rest in peace brother.

Paul Bodenhamer
Police Officer
Dept of Veterans Affairs Police

Former 36th SFS Andersen AFB Guam
Security Forces - United States Air Force

Police Officer - Paul Bodenhamer
Dept of Veterans Affairs

April 10, 2008

T/Sgt. Roberts,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



May 26, 2007

I was assigned to the 831st Security Police Squadron when the death of TSgt Roberts occurred. I was coming to work that fatal morning and stopped at the main gate. The SP at the gate stated that they needed blood at the Hospital as there had been a shooting and TSgt Robert had been shot. Later that morning he expired.

I was a young airman at the time of this incident and TSgt Roberts was like a father figure as well as a mentor. After all of these years, it seems like it happened yesterday.

I am honored and proud to have know thei professional Security Policeman.

MSgt Herman I Jackson Jr.
831st Security Police Sq

December 21, 2006

TSGT Roberts you are a hero. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

October 23, 2006

"Robbie" as we knew him, was a much appreciated NCO. He was my first Flight Commander after I was assigned to George AFB in 1966. He helped me to realize my desire to become a K-9 Policeman with his personal recommendation. Back then I was an Airman 3rd class and was shocked to learn of his murder from a friend back in 1969. I just now found his remembrance here on the ODMP. RIP TSgt. Roberts.

Charles McCulloch
USAF 831st Security Police Sqdn

April 2, 2006

From a former Air Force Security Police man and current Municiple Police Officer. May you rest in peace.

Officer Nicholas Sherwood
Hartford Police Dept. (CT)

September 13, 2005

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