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Reserve Deputy Deborah Jean Hobbs

Lake County Sheriff's Office, Montana

End of Watch Thursday, January 16, 2003

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy Deborah Jean Hobbs

Reserve Deputy Hobbs,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lake County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 16, 2023

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)

January 16, 2021

Sorry I couldn't have told you this when you were still here, but you were a stand-up act. I should've helped lifted you higher, but you had a beautiful, bright soul that surpassed many of your fellow deputies. I was the first LE on scene at your accident but thank goodness a PA got there first, he made sure, I know, that you at least got to the hospital for a fighting chance. I met some of your family right after, I think they wanted reassurance that you didn't suffer. They loved you tremendously. I hope you're aware of all the lovely messages on here for be honest, your picture doesn't really do you were far more lovelier and brighter. Hope you're in a good place, Deborah, at peace and with the angels. Wished I could've been a better friend and cheerleader to you...take care kiddo.

Polson Police Department

January 7, 2020

Rest in peace Reserve Deputy Hobbs.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 4, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 16th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 16, 2019

I just looked you up as we drive on the highway named for you. Prayers for you and your family. Thank you for your service. Know you are not forgotten.
AMJ, Darby, MT 7/9/2018

Anne Jackson, citizen

July 9, 2018

Rest well my sister. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 16, 2018

May her soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless her family.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

December 14, 2017

May God continue to hold you in his hands.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 17, 2017

May God comfort your family, co-workers and friends. Thank you for your bravery and dedication to duty. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten. God bless you and rest in peace Deborah!

Deputy Kent J. Sundrup
Denver Sheriff Department

June 29, 2016

You are missed. Your dedication to service was paid with the highest price. Your sacrifice will be honored for eternity.

Deputy George Simpson
Lake County Sheriff's Office

November 14, 2014

You are not forgotten.


January 16, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninth 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also your brother in green so I also bid you semper fi.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 16, 2012

Thank you for everything you did. Keep Wayne safe for us. You will never be forgotten. Becky

Deputy Becky McClintock
Lake County Sheriffs Office

May 25, 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 23, 2009

Reserve Deputy Deborah Jean Hobbs,

Any time a law officer dies in the performance of duty it is a heroic act, no matter the circumstances. In today's society it is exceptionally important that people of both genders, and all races and ethnic backgrounds, volunteer to put on the uniform of the soldiers of the law to particiapate in keeping our world safe. As a retired state trooper and a Lake County (FL) sheriff's deputy I am honored to render you a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

August 9, 2008

To such a strong beautiful woman. God took a special Hero home. You will always be remembered.

Sharon Atkins Identical twin Sis of Norfolk Police Officer Sheila Herring EOW 01-16-03

Sharon Atkins

January 29, 2008

Today on the 5th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for your loved ones who mourn you.
May God comfort them on this diffiuclt day. It never gets easier, you just learn to accept and live with the pain.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

January 16, 2008

Five years have passed and you are still thought of every day. You will never be forgoten as true heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

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

January 16, 2008



January 6, 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 11, 2007

To My Dearest Aunt,
It has been almost 4 years now since you have been gone and there is not a day or a moment I do not think of you. You were and still are the person I will always look up to. I try to live my life everyday, thinking of ways to better myself and serve my community and family. You were our rock and my hero. I love you and miss you and know that you and my brother are looking over our family. Have a Merry Christmas in Heaven and know your memory lives on.

Love always your rugrat,

Niece of Deborah Hobbs

December 5, 2007

i worked for lake county a short time but did not have the honor of knowing deputy hobbs. but did have the pleasure of knowing and working along side her husband deouty wayne hobbs.deputy Deborah Hobbs served with pride courage and valor and for that we will never in peace deputy hobbs we now have the watch. wayne if you need anything you know were i am at. you do not greive alone.

officer joseph winterer
carlin city police. carlin, nevada

September 24, 2007

It has been 4 years since your tour of duty ended, you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. My thoughts are with your loved ones and close friends on this day.

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

January 16, 2007

Deb- We still remember. We will never forget. Thank you.

Sgt. Dan Duryee
Lake County Sheriffs Office

July 5, 2006

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