Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Colonel Robert G. Black

Rocky Ripple Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, February 20, 1997

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Reflections for Colonel Robert G. Black

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
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Monica Zahasky

February 20, 2017

I don't know why I had a dream about you the other day. You were playing basketball on my dad's St. Monica team. You were still a wanna-be-Julius Erving or Mel Daniels. Hahaha. You and my brother Cary Woods. I remember you being respectful and you may not have ever known this, but once I was walking from Debbie Morman's house going home and a really wild and scary dog was preventing me from crossing through the back path that took me home. You came out of nowhere and told me, "Keep going Wendy. I got him. Don't run, just walk fast." Your instructions got me home safely. I never really thanked you. Dad told me years ago about your passing away. It saddened me. Not sure why I thought about you this week. Thank you for a happy childhood memory Robert.

Wendy Woods Jackson
Childhood friend

December 14, 2015

Thinking about you today as I sit here in officer survival training and wish you were still with and thank you for everything you taught me in law enforcement and the memories we had working together as law enforcement officers.

Director Jim Osorio
NDATF

September 9, 2015

Well Robert Years Has Passed But It Seems Like Only Yesterday Since the Gunshot Wounds.....Took Your Very Brave and Wonderful Life Away...In God's Hands and Always In Our Hearts..Love You Little Brother

Rhonda Black - Hagan
Helpmerhonda Inc...Roberts Sister

February 20, 2015

From Earth To Heaven An Unbreakable Bond of Love and Family....I Miss You Everyday Robert.....Love Forever and A Day!!

Rhonda Black - Hagan
Helpmerhonda Inc...Roberts Sister

February 20, 2014

Robert, where to begin...I miss getting the calls to meet you at the garage. Trying to keep up with Leary on emergency lighting...That smile and laugh of yours. Just like with Bryan's I coulden't write on here for years I've struggled with doing this....Just not the same with you guys gone.

Aj Pappas
Co worker

September 30, 2013

Rest in Peace, Colonel Black. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 6, 2013

We Really Miss You Robert....Your Contagious Laugh ...Your Beautiful Smile....Your Caring Heart...How You shared Your Wealth With Others......I Even Miss Our Arguements....and We Always Laughed About Them.....In God's Hand's...But Always In My Heart....An !!!Unbreakable Bond!

Rhonda Black - Hagan
Help Me Rhonda Inc

February 19, 2013

We Really Miss You Robert....Your Contagious Laugh ...Your Beautiful Smile....Your Caring Heart...How You shared Your Wealth With Others......I Even Miss Our Arguements....and We Always Laughed About Them.....In God's Hand's...But Always In My Heart....An !!!Unbreakable Bond!

Rhonda Black - Hagan
Help Me Rhonda Inc

February 19, 2013

Thanks Robert for your service!

Keith Graham
Co-worker

June 20, 2012

AS I STATED IN ANOTHER REFLECTION,FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE,IWILL BE THINKING ABOUT YOU. WE HAD THE BEST OF TIMES. SOMETIMES YOU DID YELL, BUT YOU WERE THE MOST UNDERSTANDING, GENEROUS, PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MINDED, GOOD SON GOOD BROTHER, GOOD GRANDSON GOOD NEIGHBOR .GOOD UNCLE AND A WONDERFUL FRIEND NEPHEW AND COUSIN BUMPKIN WAS KILLED 11-19-05 ,I FEEL THAT YOU ARE WITH RANDY,BUMPKIN MAMMA AND DADDY AND YOU ALL ARE TOGETHER AS ANGELS OF GOD. LOVE YOU ALWAYS YOUR SISTER RHONDA

RHONDA BLACK HAGAN
SISTER OF ROBERT - FROM HELP ME RHONDA INC

February 20, 2012

Hey old friend-
I thought of you today, as I do nearly every day.
Thought of how you could make anyone laugh, any time they needed to. Thought of how you and Bryan left us, and how I learned from you both the nature of duty and sacrifice. I know you are there, talking God's ear off with Bryan rolling his eyes... RIP, Colonel.

Bruce K. Northern
Friend

May 24, 2011

r.i.p. col black , you taught me alot during my time at r.r.p.d. and i cant express enough how you impacted my life , thank you for everything dep. jeff weber r.r.p.d. 2174

deputy marshal jeff weber
rocky ripple police dept

May 24, 2011

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you on this the anniversery of your death. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

March 23, 2009

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

August 16, 2008

i really miss my brother and god only knows how i have cried almost everyday since 2/19/97 the day he was shot he died the next day on the 20th. my entie family was so very moved and so grateful for the thousands of officers and citizens that attended his memorial services to all that were present to pay their respects god bless you and thank you all. rhonda sister of robert

lt. rhonda black sister
rocky ripple/stf security

March 9, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE, GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 12, 2008

"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

October 23, 2007

To Colonel Robert Black and his loved ones:

Although it has been nine years since your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

Robert, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Colonel Black. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Robert gave to his community and the citizens of Indiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 20, 1997.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 23, 2006

Although you're gone from this earth, you're not forgotten, my brother. Annuit Coeptis

Lieutenant S. I. Drake
Indianapolis Police Department

September 24, 2004

May God Bless you for your sacrifice.

March 23, 2004

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