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.

Not a day goes by my son that I do not think of you and wish you were here. I want you to know also that Tony and Amanda miss you also. Tony and I have gotten very close which is something I am sure you always hoped he would do some day. Your fellow troopers are very supportive in keeping your memory alive. I have alot of them stop to see me and we always talk about how you were when you were a State Highway Patrol.
We also go by your memorial on the turnpike and the sign in your honor is still there and the owner is keeping it up and making sure it is presentable at all times.

We love and miss you terribly.

Dad, Tony and Tanya

Robert Perez Sr.
Father

September 22, 2010

Well Robert, we both got our double stars a few weeks ago. I have mine attached to my letter still, I havent taken them off yet. You and I both would have had our 10 years on in May. It doesnt seem real does it?

I still think about your mother often. Rest easy friend.

Heather
None

June 3, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninth 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 15, 2009

Trooper Perez,I travel the Ohio turnpike every other weekend with my family and pass your memorial on my way to Toledo. Your memorial is striking and and is always well manicured, it brings a smile to my face knowing that your were protecting our families and highways! Thank you for that and I hope your family is doing well. Thank you for your service. R.I.P. Trooper Perez.

Anonymous

July 16, 2008

A hero never dies; he is only given a new assignment

You are never forgotten, rest in peace

June 4, 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
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

January 8, 2008

I REMEMBER ROBERT PEREZ AS A CHILD, I KNEW HIS MOTHER, AND BABYSAT HIM ON NUMEROUS OCCASION, I STILL THINK OF HIM AT TIMES, HOW SWEET HE WAS AS A CHILD, AND HOW PROTECTIVE HE WAS OF HIS MOTHER. HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY THOUGHTS.

CHRIS BROWN
FRIEND

November 15, 2007

I attended the Ohio State Highway Patrol's memorial service for the first time this past May and was moved by the dedication the Patrol has for remembering it's fallen officers. I was also greatly moved by the number of family members who come back year after year to honor their loved ones...some who have died over 50 years ago.

My boyfriend is a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. I have always been proud of his job and his affiliation with the Patrol, but am even more so after attending the service. People always use the "words" "you will never be forgotten. The family of OSHP live by those words.

Becky Muncy, widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County

September 21, 2007

On behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police, Capital City lodge #9 in Columbus, Ohio we are very sorry for the loss of your life while serving your community and our country! God bless your family!

President Jim Gilbert
Fraternal Order of Police,Capital City Lodge #9, Columbus, Ohio

July 9, 2007

my condolences to the family of this brave man! rest in peace! you will never be forgotten!!

Nahir

May 31, 2007

To the Family of a Robert,
You might not know me but I am Antonio Baez, son of Jose and Maria Baez in Lorain, OH, I remember the day Robert went home with God, my brother who was close with Tony Perez, came home and said that Robert had been slain while conducting a traffic stop, most importantly I remember his Funeral I never seen so many Officers in my life I remember going to the funeral @ North Coast and the line to get in the door was like nothing but men and women in blue, and the serman that morning was unbeleivable. I truely didn't know Robert but, I felt remorse because he was family, it has been 7 years since the accident, and I still remember that day, I visited a National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Wash. D.C. and I found Roberts name rejoyced on a wall of heroes. May god bless you and fam. and always remember the memories.

CPL BAEZ
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS/ PMO

May 25, 2007

I am so sorry for your loss. Even though seven years have passed, I know the memories of Robert have not faded. You are not alone in your mourning. The entire police community grieves with you.

Robert - watch over your brothers and sisters in blue. Say hey to PO Luke Hoffman (EOW 4/26/2007). You've probably met him. Tell him we all miss him down here.

You will never be forgotten.

May 15, 2007

Thank you for your service Trooper Perez. My thoughts and prayers to your family and co-workers on the anniversary of your passing. Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

May 15, 2007

G-d bless.

May 15, 2007

Robert I can’t believe it has been 7 years. I miss you my brother. Because of you I’m working in law enforcement. I remember you were so proud of your job and proud to wear the uniform everyday. Every time I wear my uniform I think about you and I feel proud of my uniform and my job too. I always remember the good times we had together, drinking eight o’clock coffee on Saturday nights watching cops. Great memories. You are always on my mind and I never going to forget you, my brother. I miss you, God bless you and I see you in heaven.

C.O. Ramon Perez Jr.
Elyria Police Department

May 13, 2007

Brother, I just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I talk to your father all the time and he talks about you very highly, he is one proud father. God Bless you. Rest in Peace my brother.

OFFICER BOB SWOPE #5609
OLMSTED FALLS POLICE DEPT. OHIO

April 29, 2007

I can't beleive it has been 7 years since you were taken from us. I will always have the memories of me and you sitting at the Gibsonburg Police Dept and you letting me make fun of you and your hat. But you always had to put it on and wear it perfect. In case I never told you I was just jealous of your hat. I also want you to know I miss you dearly and until we meet again rest in peace my friend and missed brother.

Deputy Chris R. Van Dyke
Lenawee County Sheriff's Office, Mi

February 23, 2007

Robert, I know it is a little early but I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas.

May God watch over your family and friends.

Heather
OSHP

December 22, 2006

Robert your are in my prayers everyday, we all miss you with all of our hearts and i look forward to the day i will see you again in Heaven.

Joseph Gonzalez
Cousin

November 27, 2006

Trooper Robert Perez is my nephew and he passed on my birthday. After his passing, I dreaded May 15th and it did nothing for me. But my wife revealed to me that this day is not a sad day, it is a day to rejoice because it is the day that Robert met the Lord. He had obviously touched so many lives in his short time, and his duty was done here on earth. We were blessed to have him as part of family and we are all very proud of him still!

I remember Robert sitting in my living room many nights watching COPS and he was so involved in the shows. He dreamed of being a State Trooper and he did it.

I miss you and love you.

Uncle Alex

Teo Alex Perez
Uncle

November 1, 2006

Robert, You are missed greatly. It was a pleasure working with you. I watch our memory video from time to time and feel blessed that I got to know you. -Mike

Trooper Michael S. Trader
Academy Classmate

May 31, 2006

God bless you brother and rest with ease. You will never be forgotten.

Trooper
Florida Highway Patrol

May 26, 2006

Sleep safely with Our Lord until the day when we are all made new.

May 15, 2006

Merry Christmas Trooper Perez. May God continue to watch over your family and ours this holiday season. It seems so many senseless deaths occur this time of year to law enforcement families.

Thank you for watching over us these past 5 seaons.

Merry Christmas!!!

Friends of Larry R Cox EOW 4/21/05
Chillicothe Ohio Police Department

December 24, 2005

I thank god for the officers that put their lifes on the line.I know that the job of police officers are very hard in not knowing if your coming home at the end of your shift. my prayers are with your family and the law has came out that vehicles are to move over a lane when seeing a police vehicle with the lights on . this job is a very good job but life is a great thing and we all know that cops are very special people.

patrolman
manchester police department

December 5, 2005

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