Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Robert Perez, Jr.

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, May 15, 2000

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Reflections for Trooper Robert Perez, Jr.

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Trooper Robert Perez, Jr. of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 60 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 15, 2021

Thanks for you service.

Correctional Officer Michael Ortiz
Department of correction of Puerto Rico

December 8, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 20 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 15, 2020

Trooper Perez,
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 the state of Ohio. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 15, 2020

Love and miss you lil bruh!!!!
from 990 to 909
"Cuz u da police"

GodSpeed to All
Retired OSP 990
Commander Private Security
Johnnie Lemons II

January 30, 2020

Perez family
When i met bobby sr at the shop i saw a photo of Trooper Perez a young handsome man of good character Bobby your family is so proud of you.
God bless all of you during your sorrowful times of solace. He will live on in your fond memories, and always and forever in your heart.
Always and forever

Rose Costanzo
County Prosecutors office

May 16, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Trooper Robert Perez, Jr. of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 59 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 15, 2018

Trooper Robert Perez Jr. will never be forgotten. Thank you for your services, and may your soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless your entire family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 17, 2018

My partner and I were assigned to the hospital where they took Robert after the accident to "watch" over his family as a courtesy. And although I didn't know you personally, after spending three nights with your family and friends in that hospital waiting area talking, laughing, crying and praying I felt as if I did.
A year later my partner and I attended the National Police Memorial in Washington DC as we had lost a brother in the Cleveland Police Department a month after Roberts tragic accident and they were reading his name off with all the other hero's lost in the past year. As we were leaving Arlington National Cemetery we happened upon a few familiar faces. It was Robert's mother and a few other family members we had gotten to know the previous year. After staring at each other for a few moments in disbelief, we shared some hugs and of course more tears. I truly believe fate brought us together that day.
I think of you and your family often. Thank you Trooper Perez for your greatest sacrifice and for protecting the citizens of the great State of Ohio. You'll never be forgotten.

Patrol Officer Luis M Rivera #838
Cleveland Police Department 2nd District

July 19, 2017

My partner and I were detailed to the hospital where Robert was taken after the accident. We spent 3 nights with his family in the hospital waiting room talkng, laughing, crying and praying. Although I didn't know you personally, being around your family and friends I felt as if I had.
Almost a year later to the day, that same partner and I traveled to Washington DC to attend the National Police Memorial as we had lost a fellow brother in the Cleveland Police Department that same year and his name was being read. As we were leaving Arlington National Cemetery we happened upon a few familiar faces, Roberts mother and family. We all looked at each other in disbelief. Brief greetings and hugs were given and yes, a few more tears. My thoughts and prayers are always with you and your family. Thank you for your service and ultimately for your greatest sacrifice protecting the citizens of the great State of Ohio. You are truly missed.

Patrol Officer Luis M Rivera #838
Cleveland Police Department 2nd District

July 19, 2017

I dont know much about you, only the best relayed from your brother Tone(Tony). All that I know is that I heard that you were a squared away state trooper and I appreciate all that you were able to do to secure our safety in the state of Ohio.


September 17, 2016

This morning I woke up and thought about you. Yesterday one of my friends, one of your own fell (Trooper Kenneth Velez). I really enjoyed being around both of you and from time to time I still think about you. I miss you bro, God bless!


September 16, 2016

Robert and I had coffee just days before the crash. I'll never forget that smile. I miss you brother.

Chief Paul Whitaker (then Sgt)
Gibsonburg Police Dept Exit 5A

September 8, 2016

I didn't know Robert, but his memorial has become part of the scenery as we travel back and forth between cities. Each time we pass mile marker 121, I nod a greeting. For service given and sacrifice in the line of duty…for his reminder that I need to live every day like it is a gift, I leave a thought of thanks.

Robert Perez, you are not forgotten. Especially by me.

Amy S
A respectful stranger

May 30, 2016

Robbie , here it is 2016 brother. And not a moment goes by that I don't think about when I drive to my parents house. I pass your old house every time in remembrance of you, and all the great times that we had. You will Never be forgotten brother. You are always in my prayers and memories, you and I will always he be brothers.

Jody keathley
Best friend

April 11, 2016

R.I.P. Trooper Robert Perez, Jr.............I remember him from his days at the Lorain PD.

Ptlm. William Palinski
Retired Lorain Police

May 16, 2015

I worked with him at LPD when he was a CO. He was so proud to become a Trooper and he would have done amazing things in his career if he had the chance. He was taken way too soon and is truly missed! Family was very important to him and our thoughts are with them this week and always. RIP my friend until we see you again!

Debi Palmer/Dispatcher
Lorain PD

May 15, 2015

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

May 15, 2015

I remember the days at CP and later trying to talk to Robert while he was polishing the items in the museum at the academy. He was not suppose to talk to me but OSPs rules for cadets was not going to stop friendship. You, and that hat, are missed.

Sgt. Jerry Snay
co-worker and friend

December 2, 2014

I drove by a memorial in your honor today on the way home to Michigan. What a tragic loss. I just wanted to let you know a tear was shed and I am certain you are greatly missed by many. RIP Officer Perez, and your service was greatly appreciated. I am saddened for your family's and your fellow troopers loss. You were in my thoughts today.

Christa Clarkson
private citizen and passing thru

September 28, 2014

Tpr Perez, I was travelling home today with my family when I noticed the memorial on the right shoulder of the Ohio Turnpike. I work for the Illinois Tollway and am assigned to the Illinois State Police - District 15 which patrols the Illinois Tollway system. March 28, 2013 we lost a young trooper in a similar manner.

Rest in Peace, your fellow TROOPERS will care on.

ISP District 15

July 14, 2013

Dear Robert, JR

I, too, learned about you from your dear father, Bobby. He cut my hair yesterday in Cleveland and gave you honor by telling me how you encouraged him to leave the post office and get into full time barbering.

He is a very neat man. I'm so glad he taught you the Lord's ways. I look very forward to meeting you some day in heaven. Rest in peace dear brother in Christ.

P.S. The haircut I got yesterday is the best one I've gotten in years. Your dad is an excellent & very skilled barber.

Rick Teerman
Recent customer of Bobby's

April 18, 2013

Robert, JR
Learned about you from your father Robert (Bobby). Bobby cuts my hair in Cleveland and he is so proud of you. Rest in peace Brother. Just want you to know Robert that your father fulfilled your dream and he is a great Barber.

MCPO / SGT William Princiotta
Command Master Chief USCG / Westampton Police NJ

August 14, 2012

Saw your memorial on the turnpike.. Rest easy brother, we'll take the watch from here

Andrew Monk

July 10, 2012

Robert, you were a very dear and close friend that I miss. I can't talk enough about the fun we had, about how you always made light of any situation and made anyone around smile and laugh, no matter how bad it no matter how gloomy the day was, you brought the sunshine out and made that day even better. I will always remember you as one of the happiest people that I've ever known. You loved life and gave it your fullest attention, each and every day. I don't remember a day that you didn't have a smile on your face, or a joke being told. You will always be a great friend of mine and I will neverforget about you. As we graduated from high school. You became a friend of all friends, and a man of all men that will always live on in all of our memories. God bless you and may you always look over us, and never forget us, as we will do the same.

Jody Keathley

May 29, 2012

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