Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy James Henry Roberts, III

Russell County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, July 7, 1998

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Reflections for Deputy James Henry Roberts, III

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 7, 2020

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

July 15, 2015

Mr. Roberts was my best friends father. He was a sweet man. He loved his family and I know he loved me. I always felt very protected when I spent time with them. He was not a man you wanted to mess with when it came to his children. Thanks for the memories Mr. Roberts. I will love you forever!!!!!

Lisa Nicholson

July 7, 2014

I rmember Jimmy when I was a Deputy for the Sheriifs Deot years ago. He was a good man and will be missed. RIP brother.

Ret. Jim Larson
former colleague

August 20, 2012

Fourteen years ago today, God called my father home. There is not a day goes by that I do not think of my father and I still miss him so much. My father's memory lives on through every Law Enforcement officer that continues to "Serve and Protect" our community twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Along with my father, these brave men & women are the real heroes.

I read somewhere that, "Police Officers give more than tickets...some give their lives"...I now know first hand that this statement is very true.

May GOD bless each and every Law Enforcement Officer and keep them safe.

Sandra Jo Roberts Harris

July 7, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today and every day. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten

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

July 7, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 7, 2010

"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 14, 2007

Oh, Mr. Jimmy you are so missed and you wil never will always be remembered. I will never forget how you gave me my nick name ( Sun Shine only because I would make good of even bad situation. I look back now and remember that you gave me this name only for me to give it back to you. Mr. Jimmy you were sun Shine in many lives. My life was touched by you and I feel blessed to have known you for over ten years. You will always be in my memoies.

I have learn what my grandmother mean when she would say God put people in our lives for different reasons. I can now say you were place in our lives to be roots, which means your memories will live with us for ever.

Loetta Holland-Jail Administraror (Lt.)
Russell County Sheriff's Department

February 25, 2007

Rest in Peace, Deputy Roberts. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 30, 2006

We miss you so much even after all these years. Jimmy, you are the one who taught me (Tracey) everything I learned about dispatching and I always looked up to you. Thank you for always being there. You are indeed a true hero. We still think of you all the time. May God be with you.

David & Tracey Reeves
former police officer & former 911 dispatcher with Phenix City P.D.

October 17, 2006


You will never be forgotten by all who knew you. We still think of you often. Rest in Peace, Jimmy. You deserve it.

Lon and Kathy Russell

July 31, 2006

Rest Safe with Our Lord.

July 7, 2006

My father was a good man who loved people.He tried to always find the good in any situation.Over my life I always admired his comitment to his department,his community and law enforcment.There were times I did not understand the need to devote so much time to your job,but as I get older it becomes so much easier to understand.Yours was a labor of love and I wish you peace.
You made the ultiment sacrifice and we all miss you,but I am so proud of you and what you stood for....
At the end of a busy shift when I feel I can't give any more I think about you and how you lived your life and I find strength to finish my shift with a smile on my face.
Folks loved you,they admired your sense of humor and your warm smile.
I love you and miss you dad,

Paramedic Chip Roberts

February 22, 2006

God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

August 21, 2004

Jimmy you were one of the first members of the department I met as a new reserv deputy. I think you knew everyone in the county and they knew you. You were always willing to do anything the department asked of you. Your voice in dispatch when things were hectic always had a calming effect. Your sense of humor and practical jokes will always be remembered. You were loved by everyone in the department and your loss was hard on us all. You will always be remembered in our hearts. I know you are still riding with us. It's not hard to turn your head and still see you and your ever present smile.

Deputy Darryl W. Powell
Russell County Sheriff's Department

Oh, Mr Jimmy may you forever peacefully rest with the man you really worked for,,,,,god. You and your jolly laugh are greatly missed every day by everyone at the office. God bless your soul!

Staff Sergeant Steve Johnson
Russell County Sheriffs Office

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