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Sergeant Robert Michael Watts

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, November 15, 1990

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Reflections for Sergeant Robert Michael Watts

I love that I can read these reflections. Today I am older than my dad when he died. I wanted to be just like him when I grew up. I was just seventeen the year he was killed. I miss him and think of all the wonderful things we missed out on experiencing together. Wish he could have known my children. Love you dad, I hope you are proud of the life I have lived.

Bobbi Jo (Watts) Garber
Daughter

November 22, 2018

Bobby, it was an honour and privilege to know you and to work with you. I very much appreciate the bond of friendship that existed between us. I’ll never forget the fun we enjoyed, particularly off-duty, like our trips to the Indy 500. The one in 1984, was particularly memorable, wasn’t it!?!

Your untimely death was a real tough one to swallow and a big loss to the KCPD.

Walk well, my Brother.

Donnie Bowerman
Retired LEO
CMSUPD, IPD, KCPD, JCSD, DEA

August 23, 2018

Bobby was a great guy. We were sergeants together at East Patrol Division. He always wanted to be the first in the door. He was a go at em' type of policeman. Not surprising he responded immediately to a house fire. Losing him was a very sad day for all of us.

Sgt. John dawson
KCMO pilice dept.

November 14, 2014

Talked about you in my Blue Courage class today. You are remembered.

Daniel Schmer
Blue Courage and KCMO PD (Retired)

April 30, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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, 2009

"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
Sergeant
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 6, 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 28, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

November 15, 2006

I knew Bobby Watts and he was a funny guy. I worked with him on several off-duty jobs and it was always enjoyable. He could take the worst job and make it fun. When Bobby was killed he was a traffic sergeant riding a motorcycle. He was responding to a fire where there were people trapped on the inside. He was not dispatched, he just went because he was close like a good cop should. He was killed when a female driver made a U-turn in front of him and he hit her broadside. He had both lights and siren on at the time. A fine man....such a waste!

Anonymous

I miss you BOBBY! Man, I miss all the fun and all the good times we had in the Academy. You were a great officer and friend.
Christopher W. Sager// Ret. KCMOPD

Ret. Officer Christopher Sager
KCMOPD-RET.

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