Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Robert Alton Guilliams

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, February 16, 2001

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Reflections for Sergeant Robert Alton Guilliams

Rob was a wonderful person.

Treva Medlin

January 5, 2023

You crossed my mind today Rob. I still appreciate that trip to Jeff City you tried to repair!

Officer Carlos Kerley
Springfield, MO P.D. Retired
Paducah, KY P.D.

Officer Carlos Kerley
Paducah police

April 26, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

February 16, 2020

It 's now 2019, we have another grandson, Carson. He's a big one and he loves to eat. Grumps and I are taking good care of them or at least the best we know how. Justin is still working on that masters degree. Be very proud. You are so missed. We love you. Paula

Paula Chism

February 16, 2019

Another year has passed, sadly. Justin has his bachelor's degree in Physics and now on for masters and hopefully Phd. We got a new granddaughter Rob, you would love her, Ava is her name. Ashton is our RN, you would be proud. As always, miss you and love you. Paula

Paula Guilliams-Chism

February 16, 2018

Honey, Today marks 15 years since you had to leave us. We are not doing well Rob. Our daughter, Ashton , just lost her 7 month old baby in his sleep. Please hold him for her and rock him in your arms, he has big eyes and a beautiful smile. His older brother is 5 and he misses him too, but we need him here to keep my heart warm and alive. Justin is your identical twin, what a blessing. He's happy too, he found a good wife. We all can't wait to be together again in heaven. Your loving wife.

Mrs. Paula Guilliams - Chism

February 16, 2016

One night I was driving home from work. I crossed HWY 13 and continued on FR 44, someone soon turned on to the road after me. I got kind of nervous because that road is usually deserted that time of night. After a while the police officer turned on his lights and I pulled over. It was Sergeant Gulliams. I had done a rolling stop at the stop at 13. I was in my last trimester of pregnancy and was getting pretty big. Sitting for more than 30 minutes was uncomfortable. Even thou I was pretty emotional because of the pregnancy, I didn’t cry. He told me that I had rolled through the stop and that he was letting me off with a warning. I never told him I was pregnant or try to make excuses for my failure to stop. I think he was a compassionate person. I thanked him and went on my way.
The tears came when I saw on the news, I think a month later, that he had died in the line of duty.
I hadn’t thought about him in years. The memories came back to me because one of my coworkers in in her last trimester and looks very uncomfortable.
He touched my life with his kindness. I’m sorry he is gone. I thought it would share my memories. Sometimes you hear about the bad things people do and not the everyday kindness.
I’m sorry for his family’s loss.

Cherie Sneed

September 9, 2015

Just a note to Rob's kids and Paula to let you all know we still think about him. As has been said, he was a great guy and a great Sgt, and he just crossed my mind today.

Cpl Carlos Kerley
Springfield, MO Police Dept

July 24, 2015

Dear Daddy,

I love you so much. I miss you every day. Braden calls you paw paw Rob, I can't wait for you to meet him one day.. I know you would have been the best grandpa, as you were the best daddy. I can't believe it's been 13 years and I still can remember every detail about that morning.. I will never forget. Justin is 21 and married now, I'm 22 and married with a son.. Time sure goes by so fast.. I'll soon graduate nursing school and Justin will be a Doctor one day.. I wish you were here to see it all, but I know you're patrolling in Heaven. I'll never understand the reason you were taken from us, and maybe I don't need to. I miss you terribly.. Love you daddy always and forever..

Your daughter,
Ashton Scott Guilliams

Ashton Scott

February 16, 2014

I want everyone to know Rob died in the line of duty "To protect and serve". He died to protect my life. He died a hero! I will never forget that morning, it stays with me always.

Greta Mac Millen

April 13, 2011

Sgt. Guilliams, as we approached your 10th year patrolling heaven, I want to thank-you for your service. Your family will see that you have not been overlooked or forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

January 30, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 16, 2010

I found a feather today and I've always been told that that means that someone in heaven is thinking of you...maybe it was you. It has been over 29 years since we met and I cherish all our long conversations and how you were always there for me. Thanks for being who you are. I miss you still.


September 23, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 25, 2009

To the family and loved ones of Sgt. Robert Guilliams:

I wanted to honor and remember Rob today. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Rob, I feel as if I know him through the loving reflections left by friends.

I hope that God is holding him in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Rob was robbed of his life so young, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

To his wife Paula and his children, Ashton and Justin, I am so sorry for your loss and know that your life was forever changed by the death of your beloved husband and father. I know that he is forever in your hearts. I wish for you that you are able to live the hopes and dreams he has for your life.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Rob gave to his community and the citizens of Missouri, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 16, 2001.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

February 16, 2009

without you and the terrible pain within their hearts. God, wrap your loving arms around them and help them with their grief and let them feel your presence .
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.
Brenda Lucas
Mother of Chief Anthony D. Lucas, EOW 2-4-2005


February 16, 2009

When you left Ashton was 9, she is now 17 and ready to graduate from High School. She is beautiful, but still a handful. Justin is a sophomore, tall, shy and sweet, just like you were. You were my life, my friend, my mentor and my wonderful husband. Moving on without you is still so hard. Thanks for all that you did for this family and for the citizens of the US, you are still my hero. Love, Paula

Paula Guilliams-Chism

February 10, 2009

My family and I passed over your memorial bridge traveling to and from a vacation destination this summer (2008). Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Patrick Day
San Antonio Police Department

July 5, 2008



February 10, 2008

I was working the night of the crash and you touched my life forever. I saw how a family of brother come together to take care of their on. I will never forget you and the sacrifice you made to do a job we all so love.

Jacob Austin, Sgt
Hayti Heights PD

May 12, 2007

It has been just a little over six years and we still remember and talk of you often. You and your family are not forgotten and never will be..we still pray for Paula and the your little boy and girl...that GOD will give them strength, love and comfort...where ever the road leads them. Standing on his promise..

J. Lejeune MO. Probation and Parole
Wife of MO. State Trooper

March 14, 2007

Rob, I still remember each morning passing you on the road and waving. I remember that last morning that I noticed not seeing you. I remember getting the call that you had that accident and my heart sunk. It broke my heart for Paula and the kids and that you were gone. You always had a positive vibe and a warm smile. We miss you and think of you often.

Inv. Nichetra MaGee
ASP and Former MODOC PPO I

January 31, 2007

It seems like only yesterday when I last saw you on patrol. You will always hold a special place in my heart and i will always consider you a dear friend. I pray that you rest in peace and even though I am sure there is no need for a patrolman in Heaven I am sure you are there and helping to brighten everyday there as you did here! I consider it a pleasure to have known you and to be able to call you my friend! I thank God for allowing me to work with you from time to time and that you were able to touch so many lives in such a positive way! You may be gone from here but you will never be forgotten dear friend!

Chief Michael L. Tomlinson Sr.
Steele Missouri Police Department

August 18, 2005

We miss you so much. The children are are getting so big and they still remember you as "SuperRob", the man that topples trees. You wil always be in our hearts and with that you will always be with us. We miss you and love you very much
Dean, Beate(Betty), Eric and Chrissie Guilliams

Beate (Betty) Guilliams

January 18, 2005

You were obviously a wonderful person who was loved by many. You made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. We are proud of you and thankful for all of your service. May God bless you and your family. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

September 3, 2003

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