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Police Officer Robert J. McLellan

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, February 25, 1998

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert J. McLellan

Officer McClellan,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Buffalo. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 25, 2023

2022 Clay.

Mike Bowen
Buffalo Police Department

February 24, 2022

Hey Bob, been 22 years since we’ve shared a laugh. Thinking about you this time of year.You still have me smiling! I’ll never forget you!Always remember the great times!

Jim mullins
Longtime friend

March 31, 2020

Rest in peace Officer McLellan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 30, 2019

God bless you and watch over your family.

PO Bowen
Buffalo Police Department

April 12, 2018

20 years and it seems like yesterday. I miss you Bro, more than anyone would ever be able to understand. I love You.

Your sister, Yvonne Mclellan Shapiro

January 12, 2018

We remember and miss you Bob.

Fmr PO Mike B.

February 25, 2016

Another Police week is here. Its been 16 years and it still feels like yesterday. I miss you so much. You were an awesome Police Officer and I try to model that from you everyday. I love you Brother.

Yvonne McLellan-Shapiro

May 12, 2014

never forget you bob i know your with yor dada nd jesus

denise roy peterman
good friend dated

March 19, 2013

Hey Bro,
Its been 15 years since the last time I saw you. That day haunts me every waking moment. I t reminds me no matter what I dreampted about all night, your still gone The wounds feel as new as they did when it happened. You were my role model, my hero and my best friend. Everyone tells me I am just like you but thats not good enough, I want you back. I am so proud of the man you ARE. I have twin sons now and I can only hope they will turn out to be half the man you are. I will sob my day away, again, not just for the sad but for the good times that are put on hold till we see each other again.

I love and miss you,
Your Lil Sis

Yvonne McLellan

February 25, 2013

Hey Bro its me again. God Iam so proud of you but boy what a void I have in my life without you. Its been 15 years but it seems like yesterday. Life was so much more fun and tolerable with you in it. I hope my boys grow up and have atleast half of your compassion for life, career and family. There is a huge whole in my heart where you used to be and I miss you so much.

I love you,
Your lil sis

Yvonne McLellan

February 25, 2013

You are my hero and I miss you so much. The way you made me laugh. and your compassion for your job and life. Everyday I wake I have to remind mysewlf you are not here, and boy brother I could really use you at this point. I love eyou with all my heart.

Yvonne McLellan

February 25, 2012

To Officer Robert McLellan, his loved ones, and his fellow officers:

On this the eleventh anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with all family members and friends who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today. I can see from the loving reflections left by your loyal family and friends that you were an amazing man who is loved and missed by all those whose lives you touched.

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, Robert. I am so humbled by your valor and service.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Robert gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 25, 1998.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

February 25, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer McLellan and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

February 16, 2009

To Bob and those who knew him:

I just heard about this site (after beng at a Police Week Memorial Service) and wanted to look up your listing.
I can't ever adequately express my appreciation for the help you gave me on several significant stories. We found each other, somewhat by chance, during a lengthy undercover investigation by my Channel 4 team and your honesty, candor and insight were irreplacable
After that, our paths crossed many times professionally and a few times socially.
Professionally, you were the best, a guy who really did care about your work and it showed.
The last time we spoke, just weeks before your death, you said. "Give me a call. We'll go out for a drink."
I've never forgiven myself for not calling until it was too late.
I truly hope your family's loss (even after 10 years) can be eased by the knowledge of how much those you met in your career thought of you.
Gods peace to them, I know you already have his blessings.
May our souls cross again some day.

Rick Pfeiffer Investigatve Reporter

May 15, 2008

Today on the 10th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for those you left behind. We say an extra little prayer for your daughter Kayla who left such a poignant message here on your page.
Rest in peace Sir, you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retierd)
Town of Oconomowoc

February 25, 2008



February 19, 2008



January 31, 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

December 18, 2007

This year is when I really started to think about u a lot. I've been looking at my album filled with pictures of you and I when I was a baby all my life. Those are the only memories I had to live off of. You don't know how much I wish I could've been with you when I was younger, but now that I am 14 and found out so much about you, I now realize that it was my mom keeping you from me when I was little. If I could've stopped her when I was younger I would've done everything in my power to keep you with me. I finally met Aunt Yvonne and Uncle Harry. I love them so much and they have told me so much about you. The more I learn about the more it makes me wish that you were here. I never knew we had so much in common. The same eyes, nose, cheeks, and personality. They told me how much of a jokester you were and I know if you were here today, you would make me laugh all the time because you'd be here with me every step of the way. You shouldn't of been worried about not being able to be with me when I was little because I would've found you when I got older and I would be with you all the time and never let you go again. From what I know you were a courageous out going man, with a big heart, a good cop that loved his job, his family, animals, and could light up the whole room. I do projects on you in school all the time. You are still a big part of my life that I will cherish forever and never forget. You are a permanent piece of my heart for ever and always. If I could just see you one more time I would tell you all of this in person. I would do anything in the world to give you a hug and kiss.I miss you and love you more than anything. Your always on my mind.

~Love Your Daughter,
Kayla Pauline McLellan

Kayla McLellan

November 8, 2007

Officer Robert McLellan, Thank you very much for keeping us safe. You are truly a hero. May God Bless you. May God always protect you as you patrol the streets of heaven.

Corrections Officer Jimmy Ratel, P# 5392
Las Vegas Metro Police Dept.

February 16, 2006

Bob, The years go by, but the memory lives! I can still see you working out in the police gym, running out to a hot call, telling a hilarious joke, or ordering double meat on your chicken dinner. Most men aren't able to measure up to your character. Society and the City of Buffalo lost out big time when you passed, but fortunately, Heaven gained a outstanding street cop and incredible human being. The pain remains, but the wondeful memories help us cope.


January 18, 2006

Your sacrifice is not forgotten. God bless you and your family. Rest knowing we still hold the line.

Corporal Keeton
Panama City Police Dept.

April 29, 2005

Remembering you today on the 7th
anniversary of your death. Thinking
of your Mom and your kids and every
one else who loves and misses you!
God bless from one coast of America
to the other.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 25, 2005

Im sorry for your loss. The day you gave your life for the USA my daughter was born. Thank you for your sacrifice....John Finley

P.O. John Finley III

May 26, 2004

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