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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.

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice, you are not forgotten


March 8, 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




December 8, 2007

Remembering Bob

The day will come when you won’t be alone.
As sure as stars gaze down from high above—
Some others will give up all that they love
And have their names carved next to yours in stone.

Too soon, some daddy’s girl, some mother’s son,
To hallowed ground where fallen heroes lie,
As gun salutes abruptly bid goodbye,
Will make this somber journey, one by one.

Yet flags now folded in eternal rest,
Are not all that remains of loved ones lost.
For we who deeply comprehend the cost
Are living tributes infinitely blessed.

We shared a piece of time, a shining space
With someone who exemplified the best,
Unfailing in their ultimate bequest
To leave this world a brighter, better place.

We’ll celebrate the lives of those who’ve served—
Who would, if had the chance, do it again.
Their legacy to us will long remain
And last beyond their names in stone preserved.

Victoria Scharf DeCastro

November 30, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

November 28, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nH

November 28, 2007

Three years have gone and I don't miss you any less. We just brought another Grimmy into this world and I can only hope that I will be as good of a father as you were. Hopefully you all toasted with a snifter of Crown Royal. I love you and think about you all the time.

Paul Grim

November 15, 2007

On this 3 year anniversary you are remembered for giving the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for giving so many years in service. May your family have peace and comfort over the upcoming holiday season.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 13, 2007

~Never forgotten. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

November 13, 2007

I cannot begin to say how much you are missed, as tonight at 1:30am will be 3 years ago that Bobby got the call from his mother. You are not forgotten, this anniversay date is bittersweet as I must acknoledge my birthday being the 13th as well. Keep watch over us, Abigail knows all about you, and we are working on some wonderful to honor your memory and service. You would be so proud of your son. Little Miss Grim misses you terribly too, as I do. Sending you warm hugs and big smiles, we love you "Dad"/"Poppy"

Kelli, Bobby, and Abigail Grim, Jr.

Kelli Grim
Wife of Bob's Son

November 12, 2007

I was driving in Ormond Beach recently when I saw they had named a portion of the road in your honor. That sign made me think back to all of the times I enjoyed with you over the years at the Daytona Beach Police Department. It was truly an honor to have known you.

Rest in peace brother. One day we will all meet again to share our memories.

Sergeant Tony Minnis
Orange County Sheriff's Office

September 24, 2007


Its been sometime since you have left us and just wanted to stop by and say hello. You are not forgotten and thought of alot. Your memorial sticker is dispayed in my kitchen and look at it daily. I'll stop by in the future and say hello again.

Det. Tom Larsen
Ormond Beach PD

July 16, 2007

We are counting down for our yearly vacation in Daytona, but it hasn't been the same. We are missing our 2 favorite, funny and entertaining uncles. We just expect you to walk in the door with open arms, ready for hug and some action.
I know Mom misses you more than I can ever imagine. It just wasn't fair taking so much away.
16 more days 'til Florida Beach! I know you, Uncle John and G.G. will be there with us.
"Say...Sonny..." (my kids have not perfected it yet)

Kathy Perinotto

July 4, 2007

May you and your loved ones be ever blessed.

May 2, 2007

To the family that lost a great man.
Though I never knew Officer Grim, any time that I hear of a brother in blue that doesn't make it home; it reminds me that we all take that risk. I haven't been a cop for the respectable 36 years, but I have also been put in a hospital due to a distracted driver while investigating an accident. I truly feel sorrow for the family of this great man. Recovering from my own injuries made me more greatful to see my family.
Again I am truly sorry for you loss.
Officer R. Ormond PGPD Utah

Patrol Officer R. Ormond
Pleasant Grove Police Department

April 29, 2007

Another sad day today as we said good-bye to Champ (the family dog, daddy's dog). Our beloved,sweetest dog, the friend, the greeting at the door with his goofy wiggle and big kisses, will be missed. But I know he is walking with you daddy in heaven. Today, unlike any other day, I am thinking of you and miss you more than ever. Not one day passes that you are not on my mind. I miss you daddy.
Life is not the same nor will it ever be without you.

Miss you daddy. I can't wait to see you again when God is ready for me. I love you and miss you. XXOO

Love Your Daughter,
Tiffany Anne

Tiffany Grim McAlister

March 3, 2007

Sgt. Grim, Thank you for your dedication to duty and the 36 years you gave to the citizens of Volusia County. I first met you in 1980 as a Police Explorer for the Daytona Beach Police Department. You were always an officer that I looked up to and wanted to "mold" myself after you. I can still remember working details with you and your kindness and support to the Explorer Program. You treated us kindly, fair, and TAUGHT us rather than yell at us. For that, I am truly thankful. Many explorers over the years who went on to become officers, troopers, soilders, and deputies, owe a lot to YOU and the way you presented yourself and showed the true way to be a professional. Thankyou Bob and God Bless you always.

Sergeant Joe VanSeeters
Harford Co (Maryland) Sheriff's Office

February 10, 2007

36 years of dedicated service. That says it all. Even though I never met Officer Grim, he is an example for me to follow.

Patrol Officer Elledge
DLA Police

January 2, 2007

Happy Birthday in Heaven.

Your loved ones are always in my prayers.

Linda Sharpe Haywood
LEO Survivor,E.O.W.10-02-04

December 13, 2006

Happy Birthday Bob,
I can't believe how much I miss you and John.

Mary A

December 7, 2006

i thought about you on nov 13.. i miss you lots uncle bob.. we went to visit aunt linda this year and i didn't get you strawberry pancakes or get to see you. i miss talking to you and i miss all your jokes. i love you lots and everyone misses and loves you

Amanda decastro

November 16, 2006

It has been two years since your tour of duty ended and my thoughts are with your loved ones and friends on this day. Keep watch over all who love you and those still out on patrol. Thank you for such a long and dedicated career to law enforcement. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/05

November 13, 2006

Thinking of and praying for your family today.

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

November 1, 2006

Bob, we worked together for many years on Daytona Beach PD and a finer man, I never knew.
The World suffered a great loss when you were taken from us.
From one friend to'll never be forgotten
Joe Pizzimenti

Joe Pizzimenti
Daytona Fla PD

September 22, 2006

I had the pleasure of working with Bob for about 9 years with the Daytona Beach Police Dept. Bob was the most professional and personable man I have ever met. He was
a proud father and good man....I always respected Bob and looked at him as a mentor when I was a young rookie back in the early 90's.
I will always remember him as "MARY 11" when he was on motors....Boy, he sure could ride that bike...
I will never forget you my friend...I know you are in heaven looking down on your loved ones especially Bobby JR. and that new grandbaby.
Bobby Jr....This is Johnny Robbins and I am very sorry for your loss...
Follow in your Daddy's footsteps and you will do great things in life.
Good luck to you and "BE SAFE"...(congrats on the baby)

John Robbins (friend)

Former Police Det
Daytona PD

August 1, 2006

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