Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Robert Michael Tanner, Jr.

Muskingum County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, January 8, 2002

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Robert Michael Tanner, Jr.

20years it’s so hard to believe ! It definitely does not feel like it’s been that long ! Today we are celebrating you! I miss you and think of you all the time !!

71

January 8, 2022

20 years!! It’s so hard to believe it had been that long because it definitely does not feel like it . Today we are celebrating you. I miss you and think about you all the time .

71

January 8, 2022

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of
Deputy Sheriff Robert Michael Tanner, Jr. of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 8, 2021

Well, today is the day every year I never look forward to. This day is forever etched in my brain and heart as one of the worst days of my life. I remember every detail of that day and the days to follow . I think of you quite often and miss you. Never forgotten friend !

71

January 8, 2021

18 years, it doesn't seem possible. I still think of you every time I get into my patrol car. I think your laugh, and the conversations we would have. I think about how I was honored to do the placement of your flag at London when your name was added to the wall. I think about how the flag just kept hitting me in the face while I had to stand at attention. I swore that was you doing it because you knew I had to stand so still. I think about when they drove your car past me standing there and fighting back the tears hoping you were proud of the job I did. I'll never forget that night and the days, weeks, months, years later that have followed. The pain is still there and it just isn't fair. I miss you!

71

January 8, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Robert Michael Tanner, Jr. of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

January 8, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Tanner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 6, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Robert Michael Tanner, Jr. of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 8, 2019

Never Forgotten my brother love and miss you. Until we meet again.

Insp 82136

January 12, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Robert Michael Tanner, Jr. of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 60 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 8, 2018

Can't believe it's been 15 years. Hurts like it was yesterday. I know your always with me, thank you lately I've really need that

D12
MCSO-60

January 8, 2017

15 years today..... RIP Deputy Tanner

You are not forgotten.

A grateful citizen

January 8, 2017

Happy Birthday, Bro, Love ya!

insp 82136

February 13, 2015

We never forget and we leave no one behind....

Lt. (Ret) Johnny Miller
Warren County Sheriff's Office

January 10, 2015

Life is precious, Love is beautiful, Time heals most things, and good memories warm our hearts and refresh our spirits. Thank you for being you. You are loved and missed. Always remembered and never forgotten.

Love you brother

Insp. 82136

January 9, 2015

I still remember never forgotten my friend !!

S71

January 8, 2015

Deputy Sheriff Tanner,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Muskingum County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 8, 2015

Tanner here we are again, another year gone by, this is one of the hardest days of the year for me every year. Its been 12 years since you were taken away from us way too soon, yet still, this day brings back a flood of emotions. The grieving process is a process that we all go through when we lose someone dear to us, but I can tell you from experience these past 12 years that our emotions do not fade or disappear. I feel if it was 80 years the emotions would still be there. Loving you and missing you never goes away. We carry on in this life with our day to day activities which must be done yet, all the while, never forgetting you. The memory of you and your service to our community is reflected every time a car goes by with your number 17 decal displayed on the window. Every time I see that number, on TV, on a car or anywhere, I think of you and miss you all over again. You were loved, you are loved and you will always be loved. By the way, we have had some really frigid temps here in Z-ville these past couple days, but every time I see your picture with your smile it warms my heart. Love you brother.

Inspector 82136

January 8, 2014

My Brother Deputy Is Another Of Our Great Angels That God Sent Our Way. We At The Licking County Sheriff Department Will Always Be Thankful,And Prayers Go out For His Wife And Family,And The Great Officers Of The Muskingum County Sheriff Department!

Sgt. George Croom (Police Chaplin)
Licking County Sheriff Office

October 15, 2013

Tanner,
I remember that night like it was yesterday. The deputies who searched the woods couldn't see him in the dark, but they heard him yell at them to stop. My husband was one of them, and he swears to this day that it was your voice that yelled from the heavens. You have been with him many times since...like a guardian angel. Thank you.

Abby
deputy wife

August 22, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Tanner,
On today, the 11th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Muskingum County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 8, 2013

Here we are another year gone by without you with us. In just two days it will be 11 years since you were taken from us that dreadful night. 11 years without you bright smile and kind words, 11 years without you here to protect us. I remember a time long ago when we were very young, and you were strong and acted as a protector at that time, and I always felt safe around you, then when you became a deputy sheriff I knew you were doing what you were suppose to do, even though I always worried about you. I know that you may not be here to protect us in person but that you watch over us even still everyday. This year you would have been 51 years old, gee that sounds old, but it still would have been nice to say Happy Birthday to you just one more time. I know you already know this but I am going to say it again and again until we meet again - I love you and miss you and you will never be forgotten. Your service was not in vain. Your time here on earth may have been short but the impact you made on everyone you came in contact with will last forever. Love you my brother.

insp 82136

January 6, 2013

RT, I'm sorry you didn't get to turn 50 this year. Everytime I have a birthday and you didn't I think how unfare to you and the rest of us. I sure miss you buddy.

MCSO
Your Friend

September 12, 2012

S 17, You are still remembered.

Ron Birkhimer
Dresden REACT

September 5, 2012

Robert, I never met you in person but I had the honor of meeting your sister. She is loving, very kind and considerate.(rarely found these days)
Her heart is on her sleeve. I can't help but to believe you both share similar characters: which in my book is a big thumbs up! Your memory is very much alive in how ofter she speaks about you. You truly was taken way too soon.

A Friend
USA GOV / FEMA

August 23, 2012

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