Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Robert Joseph Coulter

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, November 2, 2003

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Reflections for Officer Robert Joseph Coulter

Going on 18 years! Still miss you little brother.

Annie Lohman
Big sister

August 15, 2021

Met your brother the other day with my son to buy a car. I was welcomed by a “Police Family Parking” sign next to the driveway and felt right at home. We heard your story and felt your brother’s honor and love. He showed my son the way a man should be honest and generous. This meeting was not about the money or the car and it did not happen by chance. I mourn your loss and am grateful that I survived and am coming back to life again. Service is a calling that takes its toll. We must remember to be strong but kind and compassionate and hold each other up. Peace to my brothers

Detective GL Smith
King County Sheriff’s Office

August 5, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Coulter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 2, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 14th anniversary of your E.O.W. We thank you, your son and your family for your service and sacrifice to this country.

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

November 2, 2017

Thinking of you my friend.

Det. Tim Pike
Friend, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

September 4, 2017

A good officer is never forgotten.

David Coulter

April 21, 2017

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Rob and I were cousins. I am grieving to learn yesterday that Rob's 27 year old son Kyle took his own life. Kyle had also served in the US Army and spent some deployment time in Afghanistan. Kyle suffered from PTSD and struggled to acclimate back to civilian life. Kyle was a man of God and suffers no more. It is comforting to know that Kyle is with his dad again. Thank you Rob and Kyle for your service to our country and your friendship. Until we meet again.

Cpl. Michael Moore

May 16, 2015

I served with Rob as a military policeman at Ft. Sam Houston. He and his wife were close friends of mine. Unfortunately we lost touch after I got out of the service. I have looked for him on FB over the years and have always wondered where he was and how he was doing. I am deeply saddened to hear of this tragedy. I will never forget all the fun we had and how He always made everyone laugh in addition to always being there for a friend in need. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family for such a horrible loss of a truly great man.

Greg Silva

November 11, 2012

I still remember you and wont forget you dear old friend. I recently had the pleasure and what a surprise, to meet Kyle. He looks so much like you and is a good man. We are going to meet sometime this week and he wants to hear about you and I and our duty assignment in Germany

old friend
old friends

January 2, 2012

I did not know of this web page that honored the heros we have loved & lost until a friend told me. wen i discovered it, i left a reflection.... i have been honoring Rob in my own way, by keeping him alive in my heart.... on his birthday me & my husband eat at the restraunt that we all use 2 hang out 2gether or do sumthing that he would have liked. & on the day GOD called him home, we do the same thing. not a day goes by that im not constantly reminded of the void his passing left. i didnt have the privalage of knowing him as long as sum, but the impact he left on my life will never b 4got... i would like 2 personaly thank evry1 4 all the kind words 4 Rob. & 2 evry1 who has lost sum1, my whole heart goes out 2 u... GOD BLESS & KEEP U ROB! U WILL NEVER B 4GOTTEN!! Valerie& Roy Williams Weaverville, Ca


January 17, 2011

Rob was the kind of man who always looked at life with the utmost respect. look 4 the good & u wil find it, he always told me.. he helped me thru so much. he meant the world 2 me. i am truly touchd that he is being honored & remembered. he wil live in my heart 4ever.
God protect & keep you in heaven. because i believe u were an angel that he alowed us 2 borrow, until that sad day he called u home. i love you!

personal friend

January 14, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third 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.

I pray for solace for those who love and miss you. I hope to one day meet your family at a NORCAL COPS function.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


November 6, 2009

Thank you Officer Coulter for your service, you will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

John Hajash II
Former Raleigh Co. WV Deputy Sheriff

November 2, 2009

Rest in Peace, Officer Coulter. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

My dearest Son,
Tomorrow is the 4 1/2 year anniversary of your death. It seems like only yesterday you were still here, proudly wearing your uniform,looking after your family and the community around you. You are sorely missed. I've always been so thankful that you were able to live your dream - being a police officer. I will always love you.


Judith Coulter
Mother of Robert J. Coulter

May 1, 2008

I can only imagine how much you gave of yourself to make our world a better place. You are a true hero. You will not be forgotten.

Ernie Barber
COPS survivor

March 14, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 21, 2007

It is with deep sadness we observe another anniversary of your EOW, Time has not diminished
your service nor sacrifice. Thanks for being a great
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

November 3, 2007

On the 4th anniversary of Officer Coulter's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Coulter is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

November 2, 2007

Officer Coulter,
Today is the fourth anniversary since you were called home. We are grateful for your sacrifice and for serving with the dedication and committment that few have.

Pennsylvania citizen

November 2, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for police and military service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 30, 2007



February 10, 2007

G-d Bless.

November 2, 2006

This is my 3rd message in as many years and I'm sure
this time of year has you grieving all over again. My
thoughts are with you. Thank you for your service, Rob. Time has not diminished your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

November 2, 2006

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