Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Jess Lobo, Jr.

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, October 11, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Daniel Jess Lobo, Jr.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Deputy Danny Lobo. I mourn our loss but would that you take comfort in the Truth of God's Word: Matthew 11:28-30, John 3:3, Romans 10:9-10.

-Tim Sherman
SBSO Academy 50th Session (1977)
"There's no such thing as a free lunch!"

Chaplain Tim Sherman
Otter Tail County (MN) Sheriff's Office

October 13, 2005

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

October 13, 2005

God be with you and your family. Rest in peace brother.

MPO Paul Moeller
Joliet, IL Police Department

October 13, 2005

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

October 13, 2005

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Anonymous

Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

October 13, 2005

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who unlocked your car after you accidentally locked the keys and your baby up at the mall.
I was the one who gave you a ride to the gas station when you ran out of gas on that back road.
I was the one who changed your tire because you couldn't figure out how to work the stupid scissor jack.
I was the one who directed you safely through that busy intersection when the traffic signals weren't working.
I was the one who gave you a jump-start after you left your lights on.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who found the item that identified the guy who raped your daughter.
I was the one who spent my days off in court to testify and help convict the man who beat your son so badly.
I was the one who located your grandmother in the woods that night when it was 22 degrees and she had wandered away from the nursing home.
I was the one who loaned you the raincoat the night we stood and watched your house burn.
I was the one who talked with you for two hours about your son running away from home.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who held your hand, wiped the blood out of you eyes, and calmed you down while the Fire Department cut you out of what was left of your car.
I was the one who called you at 2 a.m. to come pick up your 16 year old daughter because she had been drinking too much.
I was the one who knocked on your door at 4 a.m. to let you know your 16 year old daughter would never be coming home again.
I was the one who did CPR on your 3 year old after you found him in the pool.
I was the one who helped deliver your new baby when you didn't quite make it to the ER.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who got that snake out of your bathroom around midnight.
I was the one who got my knees and elbows scraped up fighting with the shoplifter with your carton of cigarettes.
I was the one who took your son for a "ride-along" so he could see what it was really like.
I was the one who gave you the right directions so you wouldn't miss that business meeting.
I was the one who stopped you to let you know your right rear tire was going flat.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who escorted your son's funeral procession from the church to the cemetery and cried behind my sunglasses because he was my friend, too.
I was the one watched over your place while you were on vacation.
I was the one who worked for you on Christmas Day so you could be off with your family.
I was the one who joked around with you after your truck got hit by a train and you walked away without a scratch.
I was the one was able to talk your husband into going into counseling with you.

You don't remember me, do you...?
I was the one who got shot when I pulled over a car for a traffic violation and the driver turned out to be an escaped convict who had sworn he would never go back to prison.
Oh, by the way, my memorial service is at 2 p.m.

Will you remember me now?

I will remember you!! RIP

Patrolman
LPD

October 13, 2005

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Daniel Lobo, and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. eputy Lobo, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

October 13, 2005

i am so sorry for your lose we at my department send our symathy

deputy

October 13, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 13, 2005

I as well as the staff and members of Police Wives Online send our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of Deputy Lobo. Thank you for your service, you will never be forgotten.

October 12, 2005

In Valor there is Hope. I hope that Prayer will sustain your family at this tragic time. Rest in Peace.

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo. Pd

October 12, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Lobo,
I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of San Bernadino County. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

October 12, 2005

I never met you however we are brothers forever. Godspeed and thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers will be with your wife and daughters.

Patrolman David Wesselman
Springfield IL PD

October 12, 2005

SOMEBODY KILLED A POLICEMAN TODAY,
AND A PART OF AMERICA DIED.
A PIECE OF HIS COUNTRY HE SWORE TO PROTECT WILL BE BURIED AT HIS SIDE.
THE PERSON THAT KILLED HIM WILL STAND UP IN COURT DEMANDING HIS RIGHTS,
WHILE A YOUNG WIDOWED MOTHER MUST WORK FOR HER KIDS AND SPEND MANY LONG, LONELY NIGHTS.
THE BEAT THAT HE WALKED WAS A BATTLEFIELD, TOO, JUST AS IF HE'D GONE OFF TO WAR.
THOUGH THE FLAG OF OUR NATION WON'T FLY AT HALF STAFF, TO HIS NAME THEY WILL ADD A GOLD STAR.
YES, SOMEBODY KILLED A POLICEMAN TODAY, IN YOUR TOWN OR MINE.
WHILE WE SLEPT IN COMFORT BEHIND OUR LOCKED DOORS. A COP PUT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE.
NOW HIS GHOST WALKS A BEAT ON HIS DARK CITY STREET AND HE STANDS AT EACH NEW ROOKIE'S SIDE.
HE ANSWERED THE CALL, OF HIMSELF HE GAVE ALL,
AND A PART OF AMERICA DIED.


God Bless you and your family. May your wife and children find the strength to go on. THANK YOU, Deputy Lobo, for keeping US safe. Godspeed.

Lisa
Georgia Civilian

October 12, 2005

May your soul rest in peace, and may God give your family grace and strength during this time of shock, sorrow and disbelief.

Carol Espinoza, Mother of
Officer Isaac Espinoza, SFPD, EOW 4/10/04

October 12, 2005

***Read This First***

HIS LOSS HURT US ALL DEEPLY. MYSELF AND OTHERS HAD THE HONOR OF WORKING WITH RON DURING HIS ENTIRE TOUR OF DUTY. HE WAS A GREAT DEPUTY AND AN EVEN BETTER FRIEND. RON WOULD HELP ANYONE IN NEED AND GAVE HIS LIFE DOING WHAT HE ENJOYED. RON WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY HIS COWORKERS AND FRIENDS.

D. LOBO DEPUTY
DEPUTY SHERIFF RANCHO CUCAMONGA
2004-09-03

---Danny,

I found your reflection left to Ron Ives when he died. I can't believe that we have lost you. It is so unbelievable. I remember first meeting you back in '96 when we both worked at West Valley. I am glad to have shared many laughs with you and gotten the chance to work with you again and Rancho. It is truly heartbreaking to see your family go through this. You did so much to help unite everyone and remember Ron after he died. The same has already started for you. Say hi to Ron, Billy and Greg up there for us. Keep awatch over the rest of us. We love you and miss you!!!

-Casey Jiles

October 12, 2005

In Eternal Rest
Sgt. George Hahn (LAPD-Ret) -
Carved on the base of the Police Officers Memorial in Sacramento California



I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity,
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face.

"In the line of duty," I hear them say;
My family knew the price to pay.
My folded flag stained with their tears;
We only had those few short years.

The badge no longer on my chest,
I sleep now in eternal rest.
My sword I pass to those behind,
And pray they keep this thought in mind.

I never dreamed it would be me,
And with heavy heart and bended knee,
I ask for all here from the past;
Dear God, let my name be the last.

Rest in peace Deputy Lobo. God bless you and your family during these tragic times.

Wife and mother in law of LEO's

October 12, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Lobo's family, friends and department. May he rest in peace.
Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of S/A Jay Balchunas,
EOW 11/5/04

October 12, 2005

To Our Fallen Brother:
Thank You for a job well done. Rest in Peace, our prayers are with you and your family.

Deputy S. Jones
San Bernardino Sheriff Department

October 12, 2005

Officer Down Poem...

I never dreamed it would be me,
My name for all eternity,
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face.

"In the line of duty," I hear them say;
My family now the price to pay.
My folded flag stained with their tears;
We only had those few short years.
The badge no longer on my chest,
I sleep now in eternal rest.

My sword I pass to those behind,
And pray they keep this thought in mind.
I never dreamed it would be me,
And with heavy heart and bended knee,
I ask all here from the past;
Dear God, let my name be the last.

Donald
future officer

October 12, 2005

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Deputy Lobo deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Deputy Lobo is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC

October 12, 2005

God bless you and your family my brother.

Deputy Sheriff
Muskingum County Sheriffs Office Ohio

October 12, 2005

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

October 12, 2005

Mrs. Lobo, my prayers are with you and your daughters. I truly know how you're feeling right now. My heart aches for you. I cannot tell you at this time that everything will be okay because I am not at that point yet. My husband was killed in the line of duty on 9-11-05. All I can tell you is keep your eye on Jesus and pray for strength. I will say a prayer for you every day. Know that you are not alone.
Mrs. Angela Carthron, surviving spouse of Cpl. Mark Wesley Carthron, Arkansas State Police; EOW 9/12/05

Mrs. Mark (Angela) Carthron

October 12, 2005

Thank you, Sir, for your service to the residents of San Bernardino County. Your presence will be missed by many.
May God bless the family, friends and fellow officers of Deputy Lobo.

Jodie Colwell

October 12, 2005

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