Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Robert Michael Hankins

Lamb County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, May 28, 1998

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Reflections for Sergeant Robert Michael Hankins

Almost 21 years ago and I still miss you. You would be proud of your two grandsons!

JD Hankins
Son

April 16, 2019

Rest in Peace Sheriff's Sergeant Robert Michael Hankins. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Lamb County, Texas

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and the men and women who now serve the Lamb Cpunty Sheriff's Department.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

May 27, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 28, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 28, 2012

"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

February 14, 2008

SGT. Hankins your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Care now. May you rest in peace brother.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept.....Clarksville, Tennessee

February 22, 2006

Rest in peace Sgt. Hankins. You have not been forgotten.

Officer
Maryland

January 17, 2006

My First Christmas In Heaven



I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below.


With tiny lights like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow,


The sight is so spectacular please wipe away that tear,


For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.


I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear


But the sounds of music cannot compare with the Christmas choir up here


I have no words to tell you the joy their voices bring


For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.


I know how much you miss me. I see the pain inside your heart


But I am not so far away we really aren't apart


So be happy for me dear ones. You know I hold you dear


And be glad I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.


I send you each a special gift from my heavenly home above


I send you each a memory of my undying love


After all Love is a gift more precious than pure gold


It was always most important in the stories that Jesus told.


Please love each other as the Father said to do


For I cannot count the blessings or love He has for you


So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear


Remember I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

JD Hankins
Son

Rest in Peace Brother...we will never forget you


CPD

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