Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Robert Duane "Bob" Haley

Comanche County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, October 28, 2004

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Reflections for Lieutenant Robert Duane "Bob" Haley

Heroes live forever, Lieutenant Haley, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Comanche County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 28, 2013

Rest in peace, Lieutenant Haley. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Comanche County and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 28, 2012

To Lt. Bob Haley and his loved ones:

On this the fourth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, Bob. I am praying for solace for your family members today, and each day that they are on the survivors' path.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Bob gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 28, 2004.

Phyllis Loya
Mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 28, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this forth 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 forgotten

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

October 28, 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

February 5, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

October 26, 2007

Thinking of and praying for your family today.

Terry Donovan
Spouse of Amy Lynn Donovan EOW 10-31-04
Austin Police Department

October 27, 2006

It has been two years since your tour of duty ended and you have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are not forgotten.

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

October 27, 2006

Lt. Haley, you are in my thoughts and prayers on this second anniversary of your tragic accident.
Thank you for your years of dedicated service.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

October 26, 2006

Thinking of your years of service and your sacrifice.
Thank you.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom
Officer Matt Rittenhouse
e.o.w. 9/16/04

October 13, 2005

Bob, your obnoxious humor is missed around here every day. Sometimes it's almost as if we can stil hear you or see the crackers in your holster. We miss you. To the Haley Family, stay in touch with us as you are still our family too.

A Friend
Law Enforcement Family Member

August 30, 2005

I recently attended the Police Memorial in Austin and the National Memorial in Washington and they were both beautiful and moving. I just wanted to thank you, again, for serving and protecting. Rest in peace, Sir.

Shirley Roberts- La.
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-3-14-04

June 11, 2005


I miss you a bunch. I will always treasure the turtle box you gave me. I especially loved the way you gave it to me, on my patrol vehicle when I was down there. I will always remember your kind words and your hard work that you gave to not only your department, but our department as well. You will missed. I love you my brother.

Deputy Wendy Duke Ayers
Parker County Sheriff's Office

March 24, 2005

Thank you for your service. May your family find peace and strenght.


March 22, 2005

I remember Bob with fondness, he was always smiling and had a sense of humor that could not be beat. It saddened me to hear this news of his death as I too lost a good man on the same day the very same way, so I was saddened twice. Bob always loved to joke around and I think this is how he kept his sanity. He was kind and yet he was in command at all times. I will miss you Sir.

just a friend

January 31, 2005

Lt. Haley,

Gods Angels called another great name to come home. You answered that call, goodbye comrade you will be missed.

Scott Parker Police Officer
Pelican Bay Police Department, Tarrant County Texas

January 10, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 8, 2004

Upon the markers of their graves
Our heroes etched in names we save
For all the life they gave with pride
To keep the peace within life's stride

To honor serve and do their best
To keep us safe through any quest
They gave up what was theirs to share
Their spirits shall be always near

No fear within the hearts and minds
To keep us safe within our times
The glory that is ours to see
Those special hearts of bravery

They have walked where no man dare
Their lives in danger with no care
For they have given all they could
For their courage we have stood

In awe of every one who gave
His life for others who they saved
So we will know their contribution
Their firm resolve and resolution

For those they left with hearts so broken
In every whispered word that's spoken
We bow our heads in confirmation
In every word life's revelation

Those who stand within their shoes
Will follow courage as they choose
And give to all the best they had
They carry on with spirits glad

We will know that they walked through
With colors bright and hearts so true
No Island stands alone they say
For heroes they are born this way

Protecting those with loyalty
A glimpse of so much royalty
Within the years of courage bound
These officers have earned their crown

Upon the earth we shall remember
The special goals and all their thunder
That proves a hero came our way
Who left their hearts on earth to stay.

~ Francine Pucillo ~
(c)Copyright November 16, 2004
In Memory of all those lost in the line
of fire with courage, strength and love.


November 26, 2004



November 15, 2004

Rest in peace Lt. Bob Haley. You're in my prayers.

Special Officer
Idaho State University

November 14, 2004

Thank You for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

November 10, 2004

Heartfelt sympathy to commanche sheriffs dept and family at this time of sorrow. from chief elton mccoy and officers of the ranger police department

chief elton mccoy
ranger police department

November 10, 2004

Our condolinces to the family after loosing a brother last year our prayers are forever with you through these hard times. God speed to you
(Brother and Sister n law of Toby Dirickson 11-3-04)

brian and jennifer Dirickson
hico pd

November 8, 2004

God bless you brother, rest easy

November 8, 2004





November 7, 2004

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