Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Damion Cortez Roberts

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, August 8, 1996

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Reflections for Trooper Damion Cortez Roberts

I came across your picture in my wallet today. You are missed. You are loved. Your presence is felt.


November 12, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 8, 2020

God bless you

None Nick Mottola

August 8, 2020

In two days, it will be 18 long years since you've been gone, Damion. Still missing you as always, cousin. Will see you and do the Oak Tree again one day. :) Love, you, man...

Q. Rashun Roberts

August 5, 2014

D.C. Last week i was at Patrol HQ for my exit interview. I was excited to be there. When I walked down the hall i stopped at your photo and began to think about the last time I saw you. I made it my brother but I will never forget you and our days as members of the 89th. It was an Honor to serve with you, an Honor to wear the Gray Pajamas.. Rest in Peace my friend.

Trooper G.S. Fletcher
NCSHP/G-643/89th Basic

December 23, 2013

When you died fellow trooper...all of us died a little. As a former trooper, I was not aware of your death so the news of your death...I just learned. Your sacrifice should never go un-noticed by all who wear or wore the uniform.

Marvin Dickerson
NCSHP 1974

Troop D Greensboro

October 30, 2013

I miss you brother-you will always be remembered and I will never forget you

Sergeant Curtis D. Toler

October 23, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 solace for all those that love and miss you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever. I thank your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 3, 2013

You were my big cousin. One I looked up to... I still remember you visiting with my mom for the last time. I was sitting in the hallway listening... I never got to tell you how much I admired you, loved you, and wanted to help others just like you were doing. I was much younger than you so we didn't hang out much. You are forever in my heart. We miss you.


July 6, 2012


Where has the time gone? Still loving and missing you...

Q. Rashun Roberts

July 6, 2012

Its been a while since the 89th graduated. As my time in the silver and black comes to an end I think of you often. It was an honor to be a member of the 89th with you. I was an honor to have served with you.

Trp G.S. Fletcher
NCSHP/89th basic

May 18, 2012

It's been almost 15 years since we got the horrible news that never again would we get to talk to you, see you, hear your voice, hold your hand. But you are not forgotten. I still remember our last conversation, the last time I saw you. I still have the business card you gave me with Trooper Damion Roberts on it. You were so proud, and we were so proud of you. I never got the chance to tell you that you were my hero. You had decided to take on a dangerous job which put you in danger at every single turn. How I wish I had told you that you were my hero for doing that...I take you with me everywhere I go. You will never be forgotten.

Jacqueline Jones (Jackie)
Childhood Friend

May 8, 2011

Rest in Peace Trooper.

Michigan State Police

March 17, 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
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 27, 2007

11 years have come and gone since your tragic and untimely death. I know the pain is still fresh in the hearts of your friends and loved ones. May everyone take comfort in the fact that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

SGT, Retired

August 7, 2007



August 7, 2007

Damion, All though I never knew you, you are not forgotten. I know men who knew you and heard great things about you. Today I have said a prayer for you and your loved ones.


August 7, 2007

Though I wasn't part of the Brotherhood yet, I still remember what happened so clearly. You are missed.

North Carolina Highway Patrol

May 22, 2007

What you did in service to your community meant more than you'd ever guess - Thank you so much for your service

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

May 12, 2007

"The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us." - Jean Paul Richter

It's ten years today ... you're not forgotten ...

August 7, 2006

A Million Times

A million times we've needed you,
A million times we've cried.
If love alone could've saved you,
You would have never died.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else could ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
Part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.

March 3, 2005

~~~To those I Love and Those Who Love Me~~~

When I am gone, release me, Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while if indeed you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart,

I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll
Hear all of my love around you soft and clear

And when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say,
"Welcome Home"

January 15, 2005



May 9, 2004



October 31, 2003

Brother, May God bless you and your family. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

October 24, 2003

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