Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert Joseph Montgomery

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, November 10, 1998

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert Joseph Montgomery

Rest in peace Officer Montgomery.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 10, 2020

Always loved your kindness and willingness to help. Tiny bubbles Bob. Never forgotten

Leslie smith Emergency dispatchers
Orlando Police

November 10, 2019

Officer Montgomery,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Orlando. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 10, 2018

I miss you my friend, you were such an inspiration to us all. It seems like yesterday we were in the academy and you showed me the true meaning of dedication and hard work. Rest in peace.

CSO Debra Yuhas Johnson
Orlando Police Department

June 20, 2016

I think of you often my friend. Darts and a glass of beer at Scruffy Murphy's at the end of a tour. The years pass but you stay the same.

MPO Chuck Wadley(Ret)
Orlando Police Department

November 23, 2014

A true hero. A direct descendant of Roger de Montgomery.


May 3, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Montgomery. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero. May you continue to rest in peace Officer Montgomery. We will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 10, 2011

Time does ease the pain, but it will never be gone... Your hero is not forgotten.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 10, 2010

Officer Montgomery, I grew up in Orlando and was an Orlando Polic Explorer for years. I am now with the former US Customs Service. Thank you for your service to the OPD and the nation. God Bless you and your family.

SSA Ellen Pierson

December 11, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your many years of 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 those who love and miss you. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 10, 2009

"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 15, 2007

On the nine year anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and a special prayer goes out to your family.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 10, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, you are an example of the commitment and dedication of all law enforcement officers. You are a hero just by the profession you chose.

Manchester, Nh

November 5, 2007



August 29, 2007

It has been 8 years since your end of watch and people are still remembering you and always will. I give you credit for starting a career in law enforcement when most people are retiring from the job and from what I've read, you would take any call, anytime, anywhere. You are a true hero, I only wish you had more time in the dream job that I know you had in your heart for so long. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

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

November 10, 2006

It has been about 8 years, I can't believe how time flys, We miss your optimism and enormous amount of energy. God Bless you, keep watch over all of us.

orlando police

June 22, 2006

Thanks Bob for living your dreams and reminding others how precious life is. I miss you.

Joanie McMurray
Orlando Police Communications

February 11, 2006

God bless you and keep you always. You are not forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

June 23, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace. God bless.

September 30, 2004

Bob, it's been five years now since you were taken from us, but you will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family for this ultimate sacrifice.

Fellow Officer
Orlando Police Dept.

December 2, 2003

Dear Bob,

Its been almost 2 years since you left us and I was upset with myself for not sending you this posting earlier.  I want you to know how much you meant to many of us and like George and Tanja you will never be forgotten Bob, we all still tease and joke about your enthusiasm for the job. I still picture you singing "Bad Boys" with that group of out of state teenagers in the back of the station, it was me you and Sgt Stewart at the time and none of us were bold enough to do the whole thing, and be taped while doing it, but you did, you were the ultimate person, filled with energy and love for life.  You taught me a lot in a short time, and darn it you were suppose to be 10-19 that night and pick up your cookies I baked for you, it was my way of thanking you for taking all those goat rope calls that no one...well, no one but you, would look forward to.  I miss you stepping ahead of the rest of the teletype waiting list, and I miss hearing your voice behind 324 just waiting for that next call with all the excitement in the world in your voice, you will always be Bob in our hearts and you will always be 324. We love you Bob and you will never be forgotten, thank you for sharing your time with us and God Bless your family.

AM 10194

Annemarie Spagnola
Orlando Police Department

Monty, you were always an honorable man. Your legacy will always live on through your children, you are dearly missed.

a friend

Bob... I could never comprehend the extreme amount of energy you had, surpassing so many of the young officers. You were ALWAYS ready for the next call and you ALWAYS had a smile. At your memorial, there were pictures of you from a very young age up until The Lord decided he needed you more with him. And in EVERY SINGLE PHOTO you had a smile on your face. My friend and I left work that night and drove around the city for hours because we did not want to go home. We passed the location where your cruiser was found and stayed silent. We could not believe it. But I understand now. He needs the GOOD ones! One thing is definite... You are still smiling, and, Bob, I am smiling, too. God Bless!


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