Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Bobby Ray Watson

Sheridan Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, February 8, 1998

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Reflections for Patrolman Bobby Ray Watson

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)

February 8, 2021

Rest in peace Patrolman Watson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 17, 2019

Patrolman Watson,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that accident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sheridan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 8, 2019

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 8, 2013

Your sacrifice honored your vocation to serve and protect.
May your family, colleagues, and others left behind continue to heal and honor your memory.

Former Police Chief
Sheridan, Colorado

February 8, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Caty Jo, I am holding you in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 8, 2011

Daddy,Your precious babygurl will be 19 here on the 30th. Your grandaughter whom you didnt get to meet..but I know you see hoe beautifull and big she's gotten now. She will be 4 years old. OUR baby is getting so big! I wish you were here to enjoy those days with us...i would be sadend but i know that you are seeing it from a differnt place. I heard your garthbrooks song today and I broke down and bawld. Youe end of watch anniversery is comeing up soon as well, those days are hard. Its been 12 years almost since you dropeed me off at school that morning and me saying i love you daddy see you thin weekend. our memories are with me everyday ..i think about you every second of everyday. I love you daddy I know you are know in peace at rest...<3 your daughter catyj0:)

his daughter

January 5, 2010

Daddy..its almost christmas time. I am still having the hardest time swallowing the fact that your gone. I love you dearly and wish that day you were off of work...but as a man commited to everything that you went into work anyways.Although the man that did this walked away free and clear...he will pay oneday a price no one on earth can sentence.Even though I think often about taken the law into my own hands,you taught me better than to do the things i bottle up in my head.I have a job you would be so proud of taken care of your grandkid. I appreciate everyone that has taken the time to show their support you will never know what it means to a daughter like me!My eyes are full of tears and my hearts full of pain and empty spaces that can never be replaced,from here on out all i can do is know you were the best father a kid could ask for and question god for the things that have happened. He has a purpose for us all..why was that your purpose?? your not supposed to question even though I do I cant help it because how much i miss you! I hold the memories that i have close to my all the mornings you had traffic duty..while me and sis sat in hardees eating you were in the rain directing traffic..then when the job was done you drove us to school. I was embarresed to show up in that police car. But, i wish i could take a ride in it were the best man that had his life taken and thats about all I can say!

caty jo --daughter

October 15, 2009

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Watson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

To the family and friends of Patrolman Bobby Ray Watson and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Bobby's memory on the eleventh anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His valor and service will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing as the agony of this loss never diminishes. To his daughter, I especially embrace you in my heart and prayers today. I can see that you miss you father so much.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Bobby gave to his community and the citizens of Arkansas, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 8, 1998.

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


February 8, 2009

Bobby, you where a great guy and a good friend. I am happy to here that your little girl is doing well.

Joe Priest

Joe Priest
long time friend

October 24, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 5, 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
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

November 20, 2007

Merry Christmas daddy! I love you. I put A pretty picture of your grandaughter on your grave.Isnt she beautiful.

caty jo

December 25, 2006

daddy i love you...i miss you and love you happy fathers day ~caty

caty jo

June 19, 2006

You are not forgotten! I have recently become friends with your daughter, and I must say she is making you proud. I can assure you that you are not far from the minds of those left behind. Your service was a blessing. Thank you!

Gail S.
Daughter of William B Bell EOW Nov 19, 2002

February 9, 2006

daddy this is your sweet angel catyjo i miss you so much happy birthday(yesterday).i got married saturday i know you would be so happy and pleased with the choice i made. your granddaughter will be here in feburary.i wish you could see her but i know you are in heaven watching over us and will get a better view from up there. i love you daddy i miss you soo much i wish you wouldnt have left soo soon but i understand it was your time. i think about you every moment of everyday. i hope i make you proud.
lots of love your angel catyjo
ps jon jon is getting so big you would be so proud of him dad.

caty jo creed

December 6, 2005

Bobby Watson was an exceptional officer and the closest I'll ever have to a brother. He did have a distinct "radio" mannerism. Mmmm...104 is dearly missed to this day.

Charles G. Nichols
Graqnt County Sheriffs Office

December 3, 2005

I believe I was directed to this website for a reason. I am confined to our home because of failing health and was beginning to think I had no purpose left on this earth. And, in a strange way, God saw my depression and brought me to you. Now I collect angels in heaven who can pray for me as I pray for them. You see, our son recently lost his partner Deputy on a code call and this was our first experience loosing a hero while in the line of duty. Now I check this site daily and make sure to add all you special angels to my prayer list.

Thank you for your years of dedicated service. May your family find comfort and peace in God's mercy and grace. Rest well my son. We love you.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Kern County Deputy Sheriff who recently lost his partner

September 26, 2004

Sergeant Love and Officer Watson will both be greatly missed. They were liked, respected, and loved by many, and their loss has created an emptiness that will not soon be filled or forgotten.

Lieutenant Kent Williams
Sheridan Police Department, AR

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