Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert Venable

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 22, 1987

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert Venable

General as we all affectionately called you Rob there isn't a day that goes by that I reminisce how we played football against Cypress on Sunday mornings numerous parties we attended even though I was younger than the rest of the crew you made feel part of the crew. You taught me a lot being strong standing up for myself. As your birthday approaches I think about you that much more. You would be so proud of Januari she has made you a grandpa in spirit. His name is Maverick born 06/29/2018. Mike is going thru some things but I am definitely watch over like the two of watched over me. Rob I miss you until we meet again I make sure to make you proud. Happy Birthday General. Much love.

Reginald Ackerman
Family Friend/ Member

July 27, 2018

I only met Rob once, but his vibrant spirit made an immediate impression. I remember attending his funeral and seeing his young daughter left behind. I also had the pleasure of seeing her as a young woman, making her dad proud. I was reminded of his loss watching the documentary "Seven Five" and being angered once again at his tragic loss. RIP.

Former P.O. Guy Sanders
NYC Transit Police District 32

July 2, 2018

Rip my brother! Saw his named in the documentary "seven five" you won't be forgotten! I pray this POS doesn't get out in 2024 NYPD currently active


May 10, 2018



Det Bianchi

December 5, 2017

I was working in Dist. 33 tat sad day. You were a hard working, well liked & dedicated Police Officer. Rest in Peace.

P.O. Tommy Sager

September 26, 2017

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 22, 2017

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

September 22, 2017

I thank you for your service to the City of New York and to the people of New York City. May God bless your family.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

August 30, 2017

you are missed my friend ....

kirk ochoa

August 10, 2017

I hope my letter made it to the parole board. Thank you for serving our country. My prayers be with your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian

November 6, 2016

Robert , you worked with me in tpf when I was a Sgt. Later I was also a sgt with the task force. You were a great officer whom I admired. I think of you often and I know you are in heaven. Thanks for your service.

Sgt. Richard Sorge
retired Tranit Police Department

September 20, 2016

I learned of you by watching a police documentary. Respect to you and your family sir! Thank you for your sacrifice.

G. Brown
Retired LEO-Son of Fallen Officer Waverly Brown

August 21, 2016



June 18, 2016

Uncle Rob
I Remember When You Brought Me My First black & Gold BMX Bike For Christmas. I know Cause You Was At My Home Putting It Together as I Watched. Even Though I Was Supposed To Be Sleep. I Remember When You Gave Me A Spanking Cause I Left The Park In Cypress, Walked Back To Plaza On My Own. I Remember Seeing You On The Park Bench at The Buildings Always Smiling & Laughing With Friends. Even Though I Was Only 9 When You Past On. I Have Some Good Memories of You. You Would Be Proud of The Family. Thank You For Being An Inspiration to Many.

Jamar Venable
Jamar aka Da Fridge

March 24, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo in a transit police magazine and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

Hey Bobby!!!
Sorry I never got a chance to meet you in person, but it has truly been an honor getting to know you through your family.
My Mom & your Mom were best friends.
I too salute you for your bravery and dedication for this resilient City in which we've worked for.
THANK YOU SO MUCH BOBBY, you are truly appreciated and missed. RIP

RET /Det.Marrow

January 9, 2016



December 21, 2015

Officer Venable you are the last true NYC Transit PD Police Officer to make the ultimate sacrifice before our Department became part of another yet quite different Department and as such although all our brothers and sisters of the NYCTPD who made the ultimate sacrifice must always be remembered you will forever hold a special place in that roll call of honorees. RIP Robert Venerable your patrol is no more but your work and sacrifice will never dissipate.

PO Jay Oher
TPF/30 NYC TRansit PD

November 3, 2015

I'll pray for your family

Mark Jones

September 27, 2015

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Venable and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

September 17, 2015

I remember that terrible day like it was yesterday. I was working plain clothes in dist. 30..I heard over the radio a Transit Cop was shot. I couldn't believe it was Rob. The days passed so slowly and all of us remained in disbelief.
We miss you brutha/Friend you will always be remembered.

Detective Mark Stewart

March 2, 2015

Robert was always the cheerful type... fun to be around. I didn't know him as well as many, but his humor and style were infectious. I had the pleasure of later working with his daughter January at a collection agency. He would have been proud of her.

Former T.P.O. Guy Sanders
NYC Transit Police 1982 - 1989

May 15, 2013

All I can say is that there are many things I wish I could that as it may, thank you for giving me my younger sister...she's amazing, and I turned out pretty well myself...thanks for helping to bring us here.


December 17, 2012

All these years later and I am still dreaming of you. I think,of you often. You were the one that got away and you were the only one for me. I will love you until my last breath and I can't wait until we are together again in Heaven. RIP love of my life.


November 2, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.
Continue to keep watch on all of us from your platform in the sky.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

September 13, 2012

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