Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Kobler C. Winn, Jr.

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 1, 1973

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Reflections for Patrolman Kobler C. Winn, Jr.

Often in my thoughts and fondly remembered. One of the best partners I ever had. Would love to meet you at the Trace for coffee again! Thanks for everything.

Kenneth Crossley, Sergeant-Retired
Texas Highway Patrol

December 24, 2016

You will never be forgotten. You are in our hearts and prayers, and always will be. Your intelligence, wit, and generously are still discussed today. Your dedication, honesty, care and concern for others, love for your family and friends will not pass away. You were, and always will be Alpha and Omega.
The end of your watch was the End.

Church Member
Family Friend

December 19, 2014

You were, and still are, a hero-- for death is unable to rob you of this honor. Could it possible be 38 years, for still today wonderful stories are shared about how special you are, and to us your memory will never fade. Thank you for everything you gave us from each of us still here.
The end of your watch was the end of so much good in this world.
Rest In Peace
Dec 1, 2011

Citizen
Teacher

February 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 1, 2011

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 3, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 1, 2007

God bless you and your family.

DE
St. Louis City Police

June 1, 2004

12-02-03, MAY GOD BLESS YOU MY BROTHER. REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

December 2, 2003

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