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Park Ranger Suzanne E. "Suzi" Roberts

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, September 14, 2004

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Reflections for Park Ranger Suzanne E. "Suzi" Roberts

Rest in Peace, Ranger!

Lead Ranger Matt Lyons
National Park Service, Traffic Management - SEKI

June 23, 2024

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 14, 2020

Rest in peace Park Ranger Roberts.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 11, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

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

September 14, 2018

Yesterday was Suzi's 10 year anniversary of her death at Haleakala National Park. I wanted to write saying she is not forgotten. Suzi was a dear friend of mine while at Rocky Mountain National Park in the mid 90's. We were both started at the same time on the West side and we had a wonderful experience with many friends and coworkers. Suzi was such an amazing person---always smiling, laughing, being positive, and helping anyone she could. Suzi knew no anger, negative thoughts, or ill will toward anyone. It is still so sad to think she is not with us in physical form, but I often think of her and the times we shared, and she is still an inspiration on how to enjoy life and be kind to others. Just today I stopped and removed rocks from the road, it always makes me think of her and her dedication to the Park Service and visitors. I miss you Suzi and thanks for the great times and memories.

Jason Ramsdell, Law Enforcement Ranger
National Park Service

September 15, 2014

Thinking of you and your loved ones and close friends today. Continue to watch over all of them. Know that you are not forgotten as all those special memories will live on in the hearts of those that love your dearly. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

September 14, 2013

I am shocked and broken of having just learned that Suzy died. I was a close friend of hers and her family in Larmie while going to college. Jake and I were her assistant coaches for the High School team and we were all "B" team members of the University Ski Team. Suzi's parents home was our family home in Laramie, we spent countless hours with her and her little sister and parents. We lost track of each other after college. We had more fun times in our brief time together than I can count. She will be greatly missed.
Lyon Davis
Red Lodge, Mt

Lyon Davis

January 11, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. I had the pleasure to have visited Hawaii, what a beautiful place. Thank you for your dedicatded service to make my visit a safe one. You will never be forgotten.

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

September 14, 2010

Ranger Roberts, I am currently attending the WIFLE conference. Your sisters in law enforcement continue to honor you.

SSA Ellen Pierson

June 22, 2010

It's been 5 years & I can finally read some of these reflections, but can hardly see them because of the tears. So many great laughs, hikes in Rocky Mt. Nat'l Park, horseback rides since your age of 14 around here, skiing cross county & downhill & then you were the downhill ski coach for Laramie High School when your cousin, my daughter, Hannah, who raced in GS! You always welcomed us no matter where or when. I was saving money to attend your wedding in Hawaii, not to be. I am sure you & your, Mom, Elaine Roberts, my older sister who died 3/2008, are giggling in heaven along with Gramma & Grampa G. Loving you & your Mom always & forever, yet knowing that I'll see you when it's my time. Peace & contentment.

Bonnie S Swiatek
Aunt-2nd Mom

November 29, 2009

I look at Suzi's picture and see my daughter, both energetic, devoted-to-their-ranger duties, and loving every minute of their chosen profession. What a legacy to leave for those who love the natural beauty of our national and state parks. Thank you Suzi for your faithfulness to make our world a nicer place. To Suzi's family...thank you for sharing such a wonderful lady with all of us. I wish I could have made a lasting connection with Suzi's parents because we have a very close connection and similarities. I met you briefly at National Police Week - 2005. Suzi: you're not forgotten.

Gene Secor
Surviving father of WA Park Ranger Catherine Secor, EOW 5/09/2000

September 16, 2009

Ranger Roberts,
Maam, on today the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 14, 2009

Praying for your loved ones on your 5 year EOW. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, you'll never be forgotten.

Deputy and Firefighter
Southwest Florida

September 14, 2009

I have been sitting here at work with my iPod playing and Rocky Mountain High started and I flashed back one morning back in 2003 and there was a major snowstorm coming in and you were sitting on the counter with John Denver's playing full ball and we were just having a great laugh and how corny her music choice(s) were. I jumped on line to see if anyone ahd added anything new and was shocked to see that today is the 5 year anniversay of your passing. Wow Suz... time flies... and you are still thought of often and fondly. Where ever Rocky Mountain High can be heard you will always be remembered.


September 13, 2009

Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones on this 4th anniversary of your
EOW. May the Lord Jesus comfort your hearts and touch you with His healing.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


September 14, 2008

To the family and loved ones of Ranger Suzanne Robert, her fellow rangers with the National Park Service, and most especially to Susi:

On this the fourth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that you are honored and revered today and everyday.

From all the loving reflections left about you, I can see that you were an amazing young woman and what a grievous loss your loved ones have endured because of your death.

May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire. You are loved and missed by so many.

Rest in Peace, Suzi. A body is but for a lifetime, but spirits and souls are for eternity and yours is forever part of those who call you beloved.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Suzi gave to her community and the citizens of the United States and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on September 14, 2004.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Dept. eow 4/24/05


September 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 27, 2008

In loving memory of Suzi Roberts:
We mourn your tragic death. You
gave your life in service much too
soon. I have been to that location
in Hawaii. I bet you loved your job
there in paradise. I hope you knew
the Lord and are serving Him in a
better Paradise. God bless all
those who will miss your presence
forever. Thank you for your supreme
Lynn Kole
Washington State

September 14, 2007

Suzi, I just wanted to thank you for blessing me with being such an incredible part of my life. I can only hope to live life half as fully as you did! I'll try and make you proud.
Until I see you again & with all my love, thank you.

Michael Jordan
A friend

February 3, 2007

I never knew you but I wished I did because the wonderful things I have heard from the people who did know you made see that you were a beautiful person. Thank you for serving the park and thank you for living. You are remembered.


December 11, 2006

You have not been forgotten and are a true hero. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of fallen officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 22, 2006

We remember... we will always remember

Maryland Citizen

September 14, 2006

Happy Birthday Sooz!

We still miss you and you are still remembered!
Wish you were here to go splash in the ocean with and see all the crazies at Red Sand beach. Whenever I see a monk seal I still think of you (and your mom (and brother!) getting in the water out there!)

Happy Birthday!


August 27, 2006

I was the last person to see Suzanne alive. My wife and I were on our honeymoon and stopped to see our 1st black sand beach. Suzanne pulled in behind us to park her car and clear away the rocks. We accompanied her to about 20 feet from where the rocks were. I offered to help her move them and she insisted that she could do it herself, and wished a happy marriage and to have fun.

We were within 20 feet of her when she was hit, but in the end we could do little for her beyond call for help.

I knew Suzanne for 3 mins, but she was happy, smiling, courteous, and did her profession proud for being a wonderful person who clearly was happy for us and looked forward to her marriage in the near future.

To those of you who loved her, know that she did not suffer. Know that her last minutes were happy and that she very much seemed to enjoy her life and her job. Our 3 minute onversation was upbeat and we laughed a few times.

I am very sorry for your loss. She must have been very special indeed.

Darrel Baker

August 7, 2006

God loves you so much suzanne,he need you to show every one around the most beautiful place in the world "Heaven". God bless you and your beautiful family.What a lovely smile you have,rest in peace my friend.

Lt.A. carollo

May 19, 2006

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