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Correctional Sergeant Eric Jason Autobee

Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, October 18, 2002

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Reflections for Correctional Sergeant Eric Jason Autobee

Correctional Sergeant Autobee rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 17, 2019

God Bless You My Brother Eric your gone but not forgotten I remember the jokes we used to tell or we would talk about Football.............

LT 10364

June 16, 2016

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Autobee. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

Cousin eric, your family loves and misses you very much! May you rest in peace with the lord and angels in the heavens above..


August 14, 2010

Sergeant Autobee - Thanks for your service to the people of Colorado. As a brother from outside the walls, I hope that God grants you eternal rest and that His perpetual light shines upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 27, 2010

My dear cousin, it has been 7 years since that fateful day. Every once in awhile I run into your Mother and Father and still I see the pain in their eyes. They will never get over you being gone from this world but they have learned to live with it. We come from a long family line of Peace Officers and I am proud to be in the same profession as you and many of our fellow Sisters and Brothers who have all sworn to protect the public. And to all of you, thank you for your prayers I'm sure Eric's family appreciate it, Thank you. Sleep well Eric and pray for all of us. Mark

Deputy Mark S. Maestas
Pueblo County/Cousin

December 15, 2009


April 3, 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
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

December 9, 2007


Your Family has been instrumental in paving the way for improvements at that facility since that fateful day.

I have the utmost respect for the job performed by a Corrections Officer(C.O.). God knows that I have seen my share of ugliness out in the streets, but I doubt that I could do the job of a C. O.

I was angry when a female C. O. was killed this year in Texas. I was no less angry when I heard that a female C. O. was attacked with an edged weapon in the very same facility where You lost Your life.

One of my closest friends is a C. O. here in California, and I am always on his butt regarding tactics.

To You and ALL Corrections Officers, I salute You for the thankless job that You perform.

May You Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

October 18, 2007

Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

October 18, 2007

Sergeant Autobee,
It has been five years since your EOW. You made a profound impact on the integrity of law enforcement, and will always be remembered for making a difference, for the better. Rest in peace.

former Colorado Springs resident

October 16, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

This writer is pleased thata justice was appropriately served on your behalf

Van DenBerghe

October 16, 2007

I learned of Sgt. Autobee's death while I was attending the Red Rocks Law Enforcement Academy. Our PPCT instructors were friends of his. His loss hit the entire class very hard. We honored his passing then, and I'm sure each of us, no matter where we are, are remembering him today. Rest in Peace, Sgt. Autobee, and may the loving hand of God protect and comfort your family and all who loved you.

Mike Chisum
Morrison County Attorney's Office, MN

September 7, 2007

My prayers are for the strength of those left behind. My thanks are to you for your courage. As the song goes "Some gave All" you did. I have so much respect for what you all do on a daily basis!

Colorado Departmernt of Corrections

February 28, 2007

Eric, I still miss you. You were a good friend and a good man. May you rest in peace. I will never forget.

February 15, 2007

May you sleep safe with Our Lord.G-d Bless.

October 18, 2006

You have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 17, 2006

Fallen but not forgotten.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

October 12, 2006

Rest in peace brother. May God continue to bless you and your family.


January 23, 2006

To the family and friends of Correctional Sgt. Eric Autobee and his fellow officers with the Colorado Dept. of Corrections:

On this the third anniversary of his untimely death, please know that Sgt. Autobee is not forgotten.
On behalf of our entire family, we wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when he was brutally murdered.

May you continue to be comforted by the caring and support of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. Sgt. Autobee's valor and dedication is not forgotten.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Eric gave to his community and the citizens of Colorado, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 18, 2002.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

October 18, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

October 18, 2004

Eric...we didn't know one another, but I was a CO for the CDOC at the BVCF in 1989-1990. Despite never having met you...there is still a kinship and sorrow when an officer is lost from a department I was with. God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 29, 2004

Rest in Peace sergeant. The citizens of Colorado should feel very well protected from the evils of society with officers like you serving.

J. Garner
Georgia Dpt. Corrections

January 29, 2004

Remembering you on the anniversary of your death. May God comfort
all those who are still grieving your passing. Life is difficult at times
and the Lord Jesus wants to help carry our burdens. He gives us many
beautiful promises in His Word to help us through our valleys. I pray you
will feel His presence and know His peace. God bless!

Lynn Kole
Washington State

October 19, 2003

Rest easy brother, we'll take it from here.

Police Officer
Denver Police Department

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