Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Robert W. Yesucevitz

United States General Services Administration - Federal Protective Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, July 20, 1982

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Reflections for Officer Robert W. Yesucevitz

Somehow I missed the anniversary of your murder. I try to acknowledge it, even if I don't leave a reflection. I'm late.

It's so refreshing to see just how deeply you are missed by your family, refreshing and yet, bittersweet. You have NOT been forgotten on a number of levels, but the heartbreak clearly seen by those who knew and loved you best, makes one stop and think.

Brother, you've been gone a long time now, and yet, your memory is still embedded within so many of us, even those, like myself who never met you. God Bless you Officer Yesucevitz and all who mourn. May your peaceful rest be eternal.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 12, 2018

I miss you Uncle Bobby. You are not forgotten by your family. After all these years, the memories are so vivid. It’s not in vain, you’ll never be forgotten. We will not give up.

Derek Yesucevitz
Nephew

July 26, 2018

Another goes by with no rhyme nor reason for what happened to you. You were my Uncle that i looked up like an older brother. I'll still think of you every day even after all these years. I miss you and will never forget.

Jim Yesucevitz
nephew to Robert

July 20, 2018

Uncle Bobby,
You are and will always be in our hearts. Tomorrow marks 33 years and we will never forget your sacrifice. Justice will ultimately be served by the one True Judge. You are missed dearly and we will never forget you. We love you and are proud to be your family.

Derek Yesucevitz
Nephew

July 19, 2015

Just wanting people to know that you are not forgotten. I miss and love you uncle! Justice will be served in your name...

Derek
Nephew

July 22, 2014

Thank you for these kind words. He will never be forgotten. God bless you.

Derek
Nephew

April 8, 2013

Officer Yesucevitz,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but also when you served in the U.S. Army as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

July 20, 2012

I still miss you uncle! This year, it will be 30 years. The last time I left a message in 2007, although I think often of you.

Since that time, I have followed a passion inspired by you. I am finishing my master's degree in forensic science. I hope that the advances of forensic science these 30 years later will allow us to pursue the necessary means of having the person responsible for your death brought to justice.

I pray to God I can be of some help to our family to being healing a wound that was so deep in us all. We were just talking about you today and how much we miss you.

I want you to know...and anyone that reads this to know, we will not stop until justice is served. I know one day God will administer the ultimate justice that no one escapes. But down here, it is our love for you that will not allow us to be silent.

It is almost 30 years this July. I will do whatever I can to help. We love you and miss you, uncle.

Derek
Nephew

April 29, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 20, 2010

Today marks the 28th year since your death. RIP, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
HUPD

July 20, 2010

"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 31, 2008

I miss you Uncle Bobby...I still remember when I was 8 years old you locking me up with your handcuffs, maybe that's why I stayed so good growing up! I will never forget the night of the call, it has been ingrained like it was yesterday, now almost 25 years and I can still see you shooting bottle rockets out your bedroom window and grandma yelling at you so not to hurt us, but you kept doing it! I often think of what kind of uncle you would have been...and wish I could have known more of what I did, you will never be forgotten!

Derek Yesucevitz
Nephew

May 9, 2007

I never really new him but i know that i still would have loved him!!!

Kallie
great uncle

April 11, 2007

Officer Yesucevitz LOD death will never be forgotten by your Federal Brothers of the VA Police, Boston.

Michael Giannetti
VA Police, Boston, Mass

February 3, 2007

It was 24 years ago today that you died. It's amazing how much of that night I can vividly recall, even though I wasn't actually involved in the call. Because it happened to our neighbor on the peninsula, we were all involved.

I recall the funeral and the get together after at the Brockton VFW. Why and how you died was the primary topic of conversation. Your passing had an impact on people who had never met you and we all mourned that day.

I hope you are resting peacefully and comfortably, you earned it, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 20, 2006

I was a cop at UMass./Boston and working the night we lost you. We were bewildered as to what happened and why. We had always enjoyed a terrific working relationship with the Federal Cops and though I never met you personally, I felt like a friend had been taken. I attended your funeral and we all felt pain and sadness. It was a heartbreaking situation.

May those responsible face justice.

God Bless you and those you left behind.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 30, 2005

even after 19 years, you have not been forgotten. there isn't a day that goes by that i don't think about you. it took me a long time to realize why i still feel your loss today. it's because i think of you as the big brother i never had. i will not forget you. you will always be remembered.

nephew - James M. Yesucevitz

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