Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police John Edward Roberts

Gordon Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, November 24, 1978

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Reflections for Chief of Police John Edward Roberts

Always a tough month with your birthday 11/18;and day of passing 11/24. I miss you daddy. I know you and mama are happy to be together again. I love you daddy. You will always be my hero

John Roberts

November 24, 2020

Rest in peace Chief of Police Roberts.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 13, 2019

Chief Roberts,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gordon. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 24, 2018

To: LT John Roberts, GPSTC

I understand the passion and commitment you instill in myself and my fellow cadets everyday. I know your dad did his job well, but an even better job as a father because you are an excellent instructor!

Cadet A. Woods
Griffin PD

October 17, 2017

Thinking of you as always...I miss you everyday daddy. I love you.

John Roberts, Manager Firearms Trng

May 28, 2013

Rest in Peace, Chief Roberts. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 31, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 24, 2011

Chief Roberts, your son is a fine EVOC instructor. He and I talked a while back, and he told me alot about you. Rest in peace Chief.

Ga. Dept. Corrections

February 5, 2009

RIP.You will never be forgotten.


November 13, 2008

"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 27, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 26, 2007

Chief Roberts,

You would be proud to know that your son is an excellent instructor. The training he provides is helping save lives.

cop of 14 years

Corporal A.R. Kinney
Georgia law enforcement

July 19, 2007

Chief Roberts,
On today, the 27th annversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gordon.


November 24, 2005

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