Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert Francis "Bob" Grim, Sr.

Ormond Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, November 13, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert Francis "Bob" Grim, Sr.

Tiffany, Linda and Bob Jr. I'm truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your family this holiday season. Jim Peters

firefighter Jim Peters
O.B.F.D

December 14, 2004

God Bless.

Sergeant K. Tyson
Corinth Police

December 13, 2004

My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below with tiny lights, like Heaven’s stars, reflecting on the snow. The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear, for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear, but the sounds of music can’t compare, with the Christmas choir up here. I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring, for it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart, but I am not so far away, we really aren’t apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear and be glad I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift from my heavenly home above. I sent you each a memory of my undying love. After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold. It was always most important in the stories Jesus told. Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do. For I can’t count the blessing or love He has for each of you. So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear. Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.


Uncle Bobby, we will forever miss you. Please take care of Mom (GG) up there and watch over all of us. We know the two of you are up there with a stinger in hand, making cheesecake, and laughing at something as you always did. We love you buddy!

John Monahan, nephew

December 12, 2004

The community of Ormond Beach has lost a great servant. Officer Grim served God, his country, and his family in such an extraordinary way. The residents of Hidden Hills miss him greatly. My family misses Officer Grim's hearty hellos and warm smiles while on our family walks with the children and dog. Ours is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood and Bob's presence is greatly missed. Rest in peace Bob, and may God bless you and your family.

The Walsh Family
Knollwood Estates Drive

December 10, 2004

I first met Bob Grim in 1974. I was in seventh grade at Seabreeze Junior High in Daytona Beach. Back then Bob was "Officer Grim." Bob took a fair amount of crap from me and my wise-guy friends in those days. When he went walking by one of us would shout, "It's a Grrriiiimmmmm situation!" We would laugh at the play on his name like it was the funniest thing in the world, no matter how many times we said it. And the funny thing was Bob would laugh, too. He always did, like it was the funniest thing he had ever heard, no matter how many times we said it. Bob was that kind of guy. He loved to laugh. I suspect he laughed because when he was 13 he was just as big a wise-guy as I was.

Eventually (1981), I became a Daytona Beach Police Officer. I hadn't seen Bob since junior high. But once I became an officer, I wanted to BE Bob Grim. Those of you who have ever seen him in his uniform know why I felt that way. I was a skinny drink of water. My uniform drooped on my bony frame. My arms sneaked pathetically out of my sleeves like spaghetti noodles. Bob was a motorcycle officer, "Mary-11." He was a chiseled mountain of a man. His uniform looked like it had been spray-painted on to a bodybuilder. Bob's arms looked like well-tanned anvils. His shirt sleeves looked like they were in pain trying to contain those biceps. Every bit of metal on his uniform gleamed--every bit of it. I don't care if he had just rode up on his motorcycle after a 17-hour shift on the beach during spring break, Bob was fit for a recruiting poster photograph. You could shave in the reflection of his boots. When Bob was promoted to sergeant I remember him trying to sell his chrome cross pens. Sergeants wear gold, and Bob would never, ever have been seen with chrome pens clashing with his gold badge. Bob came off the motors when he made sergeant. He was assigned to C platoon; my platoon. Bob was the type of boss you loved to have. He never required perfection; he always demanded excellence. Bob made all of us better because he led by example.

I left the police department to become a prosecutor in 1991, but there will always be a cop lurking just beneath the suit. And because that is so, a piece of me died by the side of the road on November 12, 2004. A piece of every man and woman who ever pinned on a badge and took an oath to protect and serve died that night. Bob Grim was a hell of a guy. He was my friend. Godspeed Mary-11. God Bless you and your family.

Frank Allman
Office of the State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit

December 10, 2004

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 8, 2004

Rest in peace. I know all the officers around the country now have one more angel in heaven to watch over them. My prayers go out to your family.

The Wife of a LEO

December 5, 2004

This kind man helped me when I moved to Florida over a year ago. I stoped him and asked him for help finding where to go to get new plates for my car. We had a brief conversation and he welcomed me to Florida. I will never forget his kindness to me that day, new to a city, and a bit overwhelmed. He brighten my day. The world has lost a kind man.
Sincerly
Shelby Burnash

Shelby Burnash

December 4, 2004

My prayers go out to you and your family. I know you were a spiritual man, and that you are with Jesus right now. We ask you to watch over your family and all those who need you.

Member of Prince of Peace RC Church

December 3, 2004

To the family of our fallen brother may the hand of God touch you and comfort you in the days to come.

PSO Robert Caudill
Bristol Tennessee Police Dept

December 2, 2004

My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of this brother in blue. His accomplishments in his career will never be forgotten. He gave his life for serving others and for that we are grateful and proud. God has taken him into his loving arms and will give his enduring love forever.

Sean Hoover
Ft. Myers Police Department

November 29, 2004

My Fallen Brother,

Your service will never be forgotten. May God watch over your family and friends.
Rest in peace...

Detective Kevin Angell #2016
Sarasota Co Sheriff's Office Honor Guard

November 28, 2004

To all Family, Friends, and Co Workers:

On Behalf of myself, and the Family of Police Officer Daniel Starks (Ft Myers Fl, E/O/W 10-25-03) we want you to know that you are all in our prayers! The Lord will sustain you as you go through this difficult, and trying time, but just remember your loved one is being cared for in Heaven, and is now eternally safe. We hope that you all remain as strong as possible, and know that we are all thinking of you. No words are quite ever adequate, but Police Officers make the ultimate sacrifice everyday, and our hope, and prayer is that they will always be remembered for their heroic efforts, and kind hearts.
Blessings Always,
Jessica Ruhl (Daniel’s Fiancée) & the Family of Officer Daniel Starks

November 28, 2004

It has been said that the reason God has taken my father so soon is because maybe God needed a vacation! Someone else said to comfort my family that God needed a Police Chief in Heaven. Whatever it may be.....he has taken the most wonderful man I have ever met. If I could only have one more moment one more second, I would do anything. My dad was my best friend. He just walked me down the isle a month ago. He even sang the Ave Maria at my wedding. It was so beautiful. My dad and I used to sing for the Police memorials and not for one second did I ever think I would be joining the familys of fallen officers. My dad was all of our laughter. He was all the fun. To our relatives in Allentown.....daddy was Florida they said. He was our glue that mended our family. It seems hard to understand why God has taken him from us so soon and in such an auful way. But death is hard to understand for all of us.
Daddy? If you are watching over me....you have been and will always be my night and shining armour. I miss you so much. My heart longs for you. Not for one second will we ever go on forgetting. You were the best friend a daughter could ask for. Many have said that you live within me and I am so proud of that. Thank you for the most beautiful wedding. My favorite is the picture of you writing the big check at the end of the night with Al & Laura fanning you. I will miss your calls to me on my drives home from work to stop by and see you while you were listening to the Oldies, with the most special person in your life.....Mommy. It was always my most favorite memory seeing the two of you together. I will think of you every day.....I love and miss you always.

A special thanks to all of the Officers world wide who have honored my dad. Who are there to protect and serve for your communities. May God watch over all of us.

Peace be with you Daddy.....I cant wait to see you again.

With all of my Love,
Your daughter, Tiffany Anne

Your daughter, Tiffany Anne

November 27, 2004

BUFFALO, NEW YORK

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE
OFFICERS WISH TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH OFFICER GRIM, HIS FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS.

GOD BLESS...

PO ERNEST G. PENN
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE

November 27, 2004

To the guy who convinced me to move from Pennsylvania to Florida to become a Law enforcement officer,I will miss you greatly. You welcomed me to your home, your holidays your vacations as if I was your son. Words can't describe how much you will be missed. You were my friend, my mentor, my uncle. Love you and miss you, Billy

William Monahan
Former Volusia Deputy & nephew

November 27, 2004

Thank You for your service.

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

November 26, 2004

The laughs and smiles of the lives you have touched at the OBPD will go on forever. Thanks for being a great role model and a wonderful person. We will miss you dearly.

Ofc. M. Karparis
Ormond Beach Police Dpet.

November 26, 2004

Bob touched more lives than the world could count. He was truly a gentleman and a great law enforcement officer. The void he leaves behind can never be filled. His family, friends and co-workers will always remember him and that smile.

Sgt. Jim Whittet
Volusia County Sheriff's Office

November 25, 2004

We miss you "dad". Bobby is in the kitchen attempting your cheesecake, it was always my favorite. I know he will do you proud. You raised a fine son. He is a wonderful man, husband, father, and Police Officer. Your "precious princess" is in bed now, she misses you sooo much. Every time the doorbell rings she says, "Poppy come see Abigail". And every police car, she looks for you. We don't know what we are going to do without you. Please watch over us, you are our Guardian Angel now. We love and miss you terribly. The turkeys and desserts will be just like you always liked them, and we will be watching your most recent favorite movie, Finding Nemo. Abigail misses watching it with you, we do too. We miss your laugh, your jokes, your stories, we just miss you.

all my love,
your daughter (in law)
Kelli
Abigail sends you kisses and hugs

Kelli Grim, wife of Det. Bobby Grim

November 25, 2004

I'll always remember Bob as having a lot of charisma. He was a true leader. When he walked into a room, your day went up a notch. While talking to a group of people, he made you think he was speaking directly to you. He will always be the "best of the best". It was an honor and a privilege to have worked with him. May the Lord be with his family, friends and law enforcement community.

Senior Deputy Michael Morgan
Volusia County Sheriff's Office / Daytona Beach P.D.

November 24, 2004

Rest in peace brother...

Officer K.A. Lokey
Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

November 24, 2004

Bob, you've helped me so much since the time we started here. Being a young officer I've looked up to you with great admiration and loved coming to work with you everyday. From chirping you on the nextel when I was in a bind and needed help to listening to the advice you gave me day in and day out about life. You've made a great impact on my life and I can only thank God that I had the chance to know such a great man. I will continue to strive to follow in your footsteps through the ups and downs of this job knowing that you will be watching over me while you keep everyone upstairs laughing with your jokes!

Your friend,

Ofc. Justin Mount
O.B.P.D.

Ofc. Justin Mount
Ormond Beach Police Dept.

November 24, 2004

Bob-

The only regret I have between me and you is that I didn't know you longer than I did, though a year on the squad together should be enough to know that your were loved by us as a brother and respected as one of the best cops that we had ever seen or heard about. You made us better cops and better people.

You know, life doesn't seem fair. We all went 10-8 from briefing at 1400 that Friday. Reading BOLO's, chuckling at one of your daily jokes, sharing a story or two...it was every other day. I try to forget about why you didn't come back to the station that night. I think of a time when you made me laugh or gave me advice. There are so many times when you did either one.

One thing is for certain. You will never be forgotten. You still make me laugh and you still mentor me. I know the others feel the same. For those of us left behind, your loss has left a great void that cannot be replaced, but it has pulled us all closer together and reminded us to cherish each other and what we have. Words can't express how grateful we are to have known you, but the memories will.

Peace be with you, my friend, and with your loved ones as well.

Corporal D.W. Smith
Ormond Beach Police Department

November 24, 2004

Words can not describe the feeling of loss that our family is experiencing. I would like to thank all the police officers and friends that were in attendance for my Uncle Bob’s services. He was the glue that kept the family together over a thousand miles. He was a great officer, but that paled in comparison to his greatness as a family man, friend and person. I will never again take for granted the job that all of you in law enforcement do every day. Please be safe and thank you for all of your help and support.

PAUL GRIM

November 24, 2004

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