Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Robert John Barlow

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, April 23, 1978

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Reflections for Sergeant Robert John Barlow

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

April 23, 2021

Daddy, it is hard to believe it has been 42 years since you were taken from us. The events of that day are as fresh today as they were then. You were and always will be my hero and I was blessed to be able to call you Daddy if only for 12 short years. Rest High Daddy and continue to guard the gates of Heaven. Until we meet again, I love you with all my heart.

Cathy Barlow-Corbin

April 23, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Barlow.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2019

God Bless you brother, you are the hero everyone thinks you are, you are the pride of your brothers and sisters of the Baltimore Police Department, and are the image everyone sees when they close their eyes and think of the perfect police Officer... I just wanted to let you know you are missed, but will never be forgotten, we hope you will always rest in peace and God Bless

Detective Retired
Baltimore City Police

September 11, 2014

You will never be forgotten - Ret Det Kenny Driscoll and your brothers and sisters of the Baltimore Police will work to keep your memory alive

Det Ret Kenny Driscoll
Baltimore Police retired

April 21, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the thirty first 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 27 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I hold your family in thought and prayer today.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 4, 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

February 11, 2008



September 7, 2007

I know I never new you but I know that you have known me since day one. I love to hear all the stories about you and even though I was not around when you were, your Great- grand kids Gabby and Landon will know what a wonderful man you were and how you helped so many people. They know that they have the Sgt. always watching over them and are always safe. I know I will meet you one day but until then I will see you in my dreams. Tell Mom-Mom I said Hi.
Love Ya,


January 29, 2007


Whenever I hear the word "hero" you come to mind. You died a hero to us and all who's lives you touched and saved the day you died. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you or miss you. I hold all my memories so close to my heart. I miss you. I love you.


December 7, 2006

Uncle Bob,

I will never forget all of fun times I spent at your home,you playing practical jokes on Cathy, Barb, and I. You were a loving man, a great husband and father, and a terrific uncle. Although, I was young when you went home to Heaven, you will forever live in my memmories and my heart. You will always be a hero to our whole family. I know you are smiling down from Heaven and that you and Aunt Willa are so proud of Cathy and Barb. See you on the "beat" in Heaven. I remember and love you very much!


December 5, 2006

Reunited in Heaven with his wife, Willa Mae, on December 20, 1996.

Mary Lindeman

December 5, 2006

Daddy,Today and everyday you are in my thoughts and in my heart. Some 28 years later I can still hear your laughter and feel your love. You were my best bud and I will miss you always! Heaven is blessed to have an angel like you guarding the gates!
I LOVE YOU and REALLY Miss you!
Your girl,


December 5, 2006

Sgt. Barlow, thank you for your service.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

June 27, 2006

Bob Barlow was my first Sergeant in 1972 assigned to the Tactical Divison. A tough, but fair, Sergeant who taught me police work. I was one of his Pallbearers at his funeral which was an honor. He was very instumental in forming my career and a wonderful Sergeant to work for.

Investigator Drew Hall
DORS Police Dept

June 14, 2006

We ask Thy blessings and eternal rest to all our brothers and sisters
Who have sacrificed their very lives in the performance of
their duties. Give their loved ones the peace and
Strength to bear the anguish of their loss. Remove all
resentment from their hearts, knowing that eternal
peace and rest will abide their departed loved ones
forever. This we beg, Thy name forever and ever,

Ret. Officer William Hackley
Baltimore Police

November 21, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

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