Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Robert Michael Kaulfers

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Sergeant Robert Michael Kaulfers

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, I participated in the 7th annual Tri-Cities 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb hosted at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN. It was my honor to carry the picture of Sergeant Robert M. Kaulfers during the climbing of 110 floors, an event to honor the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice on that day 20 years ago. At the finish of the climb, a bell was rung and his name was announced to more than 500 people in attendance.
The picture now holds a special place in my home where it will be a constant reminder of the bravery and courage displayed that day by true heroes.
My promise to you.....we will never forget.

Donna Hardy
A fellow American and grateful citizen

September 12, 2021

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


United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2021

I cannot say enough or offer enough tears or emotions for the numerous, numerous amazing men and women who gave so selflessly and heroically that day and for still many, the numerous days that followed over the numerous years to come. On this 19th anniversary of one of the deadliest days for American law enforcement I'd like to say to you all thank you, God Bless you and rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 11, 2020

I worked with Robert at the Bergen County Narcotic s Task for in Bergen County New Jersey. He was an honest and admirable Officer. He will surely be missed.

sam raineri
Retired Palm Beach County Sheriff s Office

June 17, 2018

I will be climbing in the Dallas 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb in your honor this year. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. It will be an honor to wear your name.

Detective Prithcett #2659
Arlington (TX) PD

August 9, 2017

My condolences to bobby's family. I know it s been a while but I came across his name while scanning the net. We worked together at the Bergen County Narcotic Task Force when we were young and times were different. We were all looking to stay in law enforcement and serve. We all left and most of us continued in different agencies. My path led to Florida where it's been over 25 yrs. and I continue to serve as a Deputy. You served and gave the ultimate sacrafice as any of us would have. I miss the old days at the task force but your not forgotten. Best to your family you were one of the best.

deputy sam raineri
palm beach county sheriff's office

May 2, 2014

You as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

Sgt. Kaulfers,
Sir, on today the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and all the other LEOs that died that day for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 11, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family. May God bless and keep them.


Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 12, 2009

You are not and will never be forgotten. You and the other brothers we lost that day are HEROES and will be remembered forever! Rest high on the streets of Heaven!

Deputy Brant Pewitt
Williamson Co. Sheriff's Dept TN.

September 11, 2007

You are missed Jim Bob!


August 24, 2007

Dear Bob:
What can be said, that has not already been said, about you and your heroic acts? That you were loyal and dedicated? That you thought of the creed we police live by, "to serve and protect"? Perhaps the only befitting thing I can think of, is the fact that you gave up a life, a life that would have seen you grow old, watch as family members grow into adults, fish on a quiet lake, see the sun rise on a new day, or hear the cry of a new born baby.
But in giving up all that, Bob, so many other Americans WILL experience those wonderful things, and for that, I, we, America, owes you a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.
There is a saying that in a conflict, a person will either "fight or flight". Our profession does not give us the choice, nor would any of us take that choice. You fought, and you fought well. As a result, you, along with so many others who gave their all, helped to save some 25,000 of our fellow countrymen from certain death. Let our enemies, wherever they be, whoever they are, be on notice...if you think that your acts of cowardice and murder were intimidating, you are mistaken. You murdering cowards don't have the resolve or the character that police officers such as Sgt. Kaulfers possess. That is why we shall NEVER be defeated.
Bob, I hope that you can rest easy knowing that your legacy shall live on, and your sacrifice never forgotten. From one brother to another, our thin blue line is not quite as full as it was, but the line, in your honor, has held. God bless you, your family, and God Bless America. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

January 31, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Sergeant Robert Kaulfers and his fellow officers with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department and most especially to Robert:

Mere words seem insignificant to honor your heroism and courage which will never be forgotten. On this the fifth anniversary week of the tragic devastation wreaked upon our nation, those brave men and women who lost their lives safeguarding others are remembered and revered.

May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect and gratitude for the distinquished service Robert gave to his community and country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 11, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Department, CA; eow 4/24/05

September 19, 2006

a hero lives forever.....

September 12, 2006

Thinking of you and your loved ones on this tragic day in history. You will never be forgotten and will be forever a hero.

Nicole Burdette
Wife of Deputy Alex Burdette EOW 3-12-05

September 11, 2006

HERO! Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

July 25, 2006

I miss your smile,your humor your compassion and song. As I miss all of you, time will not fix this one.
God Bless You Bobby.

Detective R.N.

May 24, 2005

There are but two persons who protect the sinful human race from destroying itself. One is God's Holy Spirit. The other is the Peace Officer. Without them, we would all perish at each other's hands.

You were called into this profession and our Lord and Savior has blessed you because:
According to Romans 13.1-5...
God ordains the Peace Officer’s profession.
The Peace Officer is sent by God.
The Peace Officer is vested with God's authority to enforce the law.
A Peace Officer's badge is to be honored by us, because God honors it.

You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for your fellow man, while serving, defending, and protecting others in your community.

Thank you for your service to America. Your efforts saved thousand that horrible day.
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. You will be in our hearts forever.

September 11, 2001---Gone, but Never Forgotten.

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

April 6, 2004

I tried to attend as many funerals as I could during these darkest of days as my way of showing respect to families and coworkers of all of my brother and sister Officers and Firefighters. I cannot find the words to say how sorry I am that we have lost these great heroes. I cannot express my thanks enough for your bravery and sacrifice. My prayers are with you and all of your families......................AC

Pennsylvania State Police

September 15, 2003

To the family of Sergeant Robert Kaulfers,
I have no words to ease your pain. I can't say I know how you feel. If will help your pain at all, I read Roberts name at a ceremony in Jacksonville Florida honoring all police officers and firemen that lost their lives one year ago. You will always be in my prayers, and I will never forget.

Deputy Sheriff
Clay County Sheriff's Office

My Heartfelt sorrow goes out to the Kaulfers family. I had the honor to work for Robert just after he made rank. You were a good boss and friend thanks for the memories. You'll not be forgotten.

Officer Keith Siragusa
Enid Police Department

Bobby lived in Kenilworth, NJ with his lovely wife Cookie, daughter Meredith and son Timmy. Bobby was a true hero both on and off the job. He is sorely missed by his family, friends and fellow townspeople. I know he is looking down on us all, smiling.

Chief William Dowd
Kenilworth NJPD

Well, we've never met but I will always carry your memory with me now. Many of us here in Virginia are now wearing hats with "FDNY", NYPD", or "PAPD" on the front and the name of a fallen officer or firefighter on the back. By luck of the draw, I have your name. I wear it a lot, and I think of the sacrifices you and your brothers and sisters made. You will not be forgotten...even by those of us that never knew you personally. Peace.

Miles Turner
Virginia State Police

My Prayers are with all the friends and family of all the officers who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
I lost my brother tragically, Det. David Taylor, Greensboro PD, On August 7, 2001. I was in NY for my fiancee's Mother's funeral the first of Sept. I was stranded there for 3 weeks due to this atrocity. As I watched the events on TV, I cried for all those who lost their lives. But was especially emotional about the Police Officers and the Firefighters and their families, as I had just recently suffered a tragic loss myself. As I walked through the streets in the days following the attack, I cried with pride as I saw the officers on duty on all the corners in the city. I knew how hard it was for them, knowing they had lost their friends. On the Sat. following the attack I was at St. Patrick's for mass. The last 2 people to go up and take communion were 2 NYPD officers, again I cried. I hope all of you are getting the support that my family and I got when we needed it, from the Deparment. I know the comforting words and even the funny stories the officers tell us about my brother helps. I know that our loved ones who are gone from here, had a higher calling and are happy and at peace in Heaven. Hopefully we can all feel that same peace one day! God bless All of you! And God bless America!
Tracy Taylor
Thomasville, NC
Sister of Greensboro Det.David L Taylor
EOW 8/7/01


Your death will be avenged and your heroism, bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten!

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