Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Garry E. Hobbs

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, December 9, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Garry E. Hobbs

Gone but never forgotten I still remember that day like it was yesterday when you were in that orange grove. May you Rest In Peace

Former Deputy Sheriff #4345 Robert Tison
Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office

December 7, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

We will never forget, continue to rest in peace Deputy Hobbs.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

December 9, 2012

Thank you for your service and doing your part to protect this country and all who live here.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Hobbs. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Hobbs, we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


December 9, 2011

The pain in your families hearts is as strong today as it was in 2000, time does not heal this pain. Heroes live forever and you sir are not forgotten.

Deb Azure Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


December 9, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 9th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 9, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on ths eighth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be fogotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

December 9, 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 15, 2007

I did not know you sir however I spent 12 years of my career at Riviera Beach Police Department and have many friends at PBSO.
Today on the 7th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for you and your family. You were joined recently by two other fine PBSO deputies, It has been a tragic year for South Florida law enforcement and other agencies around the nation.
Rest in peace you are not forgotten
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

December 9, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

mancheter, nh

December 5, 2007

Garry and I worked together at the McMinnville Police Department in Tennessee. He knew no fear, and in my 29 years of law enforcement he was one of the best officers I've had the pleasure of serving with.

Lieut. Billy R. Gay
Murfreesboro Police

October 17, 2007

Thank you for your years of service and dedication. May you rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 15, 2007

It has been 6 years since you were called away and you have not been forgotten nor will that ever happen as you are a true hero. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement and to your country. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

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

December 9, 2006

Deputy Sheriff Hobbs,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but for our Country as well when you served in Vietnam.


December 9, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor your for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace. God bless.

September 30, 2004


Some of my earliest memories are of you and your brother Tommy teasing the younger cousins at our grandparents house every Sunday after church. I also remember all of the family being so worried when you both were in Vietnam. I always admired you both for the service you did in the military as well as various police organizations. I'm as proud of you today as I ever was. You are missed.

Peggy Fults, EMS Dispatcher and cousin
Rutherford County Tennessee EMS

January 27, 2004

To Deputy Hobbs family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86

What a tragic story. May you rest in peace blue angel. God's speed.

concerned citizen

God Bless you and your family

Clearwater, FL PD

You may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. We are all family in this job, sometimes we are the only family each other has. In pace requiescat, Rest in peace! Keep a watch on the rest of us as we go on shift each day.

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world will cry and you will rejoice." (American Indian Prayer)

Isaiah 40:31

Officer Kimberly Moses
MTSU Campus PD, TN

"The thin blue line" faces dangers everyday that ordinary people would not think of or take for granted. Such a tragedy. Deputy Hobbs you are a hero and will not be forgotten!

Decatur Police Dept.(AL)

Rest in peace Dep. Hobbs.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahasseer Police Department

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