Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Robert David Stolz

Mobile County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, November 17, 1975

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Robert David Stolz

As of June 2023, Jerre Chatom has died in prison of natural causes. He was one of the two killers of Deputy Sheriff Robert Stolz and Deputy Sheriff David Beck. Chatom died after serving nearly five decades in prison for his crimes. Our thoughts and prayers should go out to friends and families of Robert Stolz and David Beck.


July 23, 2023

Rest easy hero

Sgt. CCB (Ret)

May 27, 2019

It's been almost 36 years since his death but we, his family, will always miss and love and remember him. Although I remarried and had a wonderful husband to help me rear my son, I have never stopped loving Robert, and there will always be a special place in my heart for him and the entire Stolz family. I am grateful to all of you who leave messages. It really makes a difference to us when we read the kind things you say. Thank you for appreciating his sacrifice.

The man who murdered him is still in prison and will be eligible for parole again in 2012. I will be at the hearing, as usual, to protest and ask them to keep him another 5 years. I use to do this only for Robert, but now I do it for him and for every officer in this state who puts his/her life on the line daily. I hope it sends the message that the murder of a police officer will not be tolerated! I cannot do much for our officers, but I can and will always do this.

Thank you again for recognizing Roberts service.

Joycelyn S. Evans
Deputy Stolz' widow

July 13, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 17, 2010



May 11, 2009

I frequently go through this site to read about fallen officers, and was shocked to see Deputy Stolz's name, though not related it made an impact to see what a small world we live in, and an even smaller world the law enforcement community is. Rest in peace Deputy Stolz.

Cpl. Steve Stoltz
Tulsa Police Dept.

January 25, 2008

dear uncle robert, i still think about you every day. i miss you and bill,grampa and granma. thank you and everyone for having me in your family.sorry for clowning around so much,as a kid; and screwing up so much as an .please watch over us up there. love always,tod & family

pfc tod s young

January 22, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 29, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 19, 2007

On this anniversary of his death, we pause to honor the memory of Deputy Stolz. Our thoughts and prayers are also extended to his surviving family members during this time.

May God comfort and keep you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery, AL - Police Department

November 16, 2006

On this anniversary of his death, we pause to honor the memory of Deputy Stolz. Our thoughts and prayers are also extended to his surviving family members during this time.

May God comfort and keep you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery, AL - Police Department

November 16, 2006

Rest in Peace, Deputy Stolz. Your sacrifice if not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 26, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

November 17, 2004

Your sacrifice has not gone without reflection……….

April 29, 2004

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