Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Robert Manuel Cabral

Swansea Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, November 5, 2005

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Reflections for Lieutenant Robert Manuel Cabral

You are the reason that I continue to arrest intoxicated and impaired drivers. Rest In Peace Brother.


November 23, 2005

While I am still feeling the pain of losing one of ours I join you in your grief. I now include you in my prayers. I know Sgt. Dragus has welcomed you to Heaven.

Blessed Be The Peacemakers

MSgt. Paula Howard

November 23, 2005

Radio transmissions I hope I never hear again. God Bless you and your family Lt. Robert Cabral.

Seekonk Police Department

November 22, 2005

May God Bless you and your family. THANK YOU, Lt. Cabral, for keeping US safe. Godspeed.

Georgia Civilian

November 22, 2005

God be with the family and police community. It is a hard thing to go through, we just lost one of our men in blue the beginning of Oct and it is something you never want to hear or think about. God be with his wife,children,mother father,siblings and all. Be with those dispatcher working that day and his co-workers. That is something I dont wish for anyone to have to go through.

Sr Disp B J Kendrick
Chesapeake Police Department

November 20, 2005

My sincerest condolences to the family of Lieutenant Robert Cabral. A life taken by sheer negligence is heartbreaking. I will say a prayer for Robert.
Officer David McCluskey

Patrolman David E. McCluskey
Barre Ma Police Department

November 20, 2005

Thank you Lt. Cabral for your services. I know you are watching over all of your brothers & sisters who wear the badge. I have been chosen among my HUGS sisters to help your family if & when they are ready & will honor you & do so respectfully. Rest in peace brother in blue & know that officers you have left behind will continue your watch for you.

Kat Morrow Proud Officer's Wife
PWO Sister~HUGS Sister

November 19, 2005

Rest in Peace Brother. We are grateful for your service and dedication to duty. Be assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away. Bob Johnson VA-VI

Robert Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

November 18, 2005

although I was un able to attend your funeral my thoughts are with you and your family. thank you for your heroic service. God bless your family. your are in heaven now lieutenant rest in peace my brother officer.


November 18, 2005

Lt. Cabral, thank you for a job well done. We have the streets now, you may rest in peace. God bless.

SCO T. Wilson

November 17, 2005

May you rest in peace and may your family take comfort in your heroism and the many lives you touched and affected. As with both my fallen father and uncle, you will always be remembered by your family, and the people you touched directly and indirectly. Thank you so much for your service.

Charles Bell
Son and Nephew of Fallen Officers Frederick and Henry Bell

November 17, 2005

Thank you for your dedication & service, Lt. Cabral.
May the Lord comfort your family and friends at this very difficult time.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
Matthew 5:9

Wife of a Deputy
SBSD, California

November 16, 2005

R.I.P. blue brother,
you will never be forgotten

Officer J P Mills
Chesapeake Police Department

November 16, 2005

Thank you for your service and a job well done, and making this a safer place to live. Having lost my son in the line of duty, I can sympathize with your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you, asking God to give you comfort & strength through the days and nights ahead.

Brenda Lucas, Mother of fallen officer
Anthony D. Lucas, Police Chief (MS), EOW – February 4, 2005

November 14, 2005

May GOD bless your family and friends at this terrible time. Thank you for serving and protecting. Rest in peace, Sir.

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

November 13, 2005

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Lieutenant Robert Cabral and the Swansea Police Department...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Robert... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vinman & Pooky - Site Owners

November 13, 2005

i would like to send my deepest sympathy to the wife and children of lieutenant cabral. i recently lost my husband due to a gunshot wound while on duty, so i know the pain that you are feeling. i will keep you in my prayers and may god give you the strength that he has given me to get through your loss.

sheryl webster
wife of Officer Webster

November 13, 2005

I had the privilege of meeting Lt. Cabral in Nashville, Tennessee, at the National DARE Conference in July of 2004. We worked together on a community service project cleaning up a facility that helped underprivileged children. Lt. Cabral took on the task of cleaning up a carport area by himself and never complained about the heat or humidity while doing it. He was a man with a great sense of humor and took pride in the work he performed. I could tell that he was a fantastic DARE officer and I am sure that the students he taught were influenced by him in a positive way. It is a shame that something he taught students not to do took his life. He will be greatly missed, not only by those who worked with him, but also those, especially the young people, he came in contact with a DARE officer. My deepest sympathy to his wife, children, the Swansea Police Department,and the youth of the community of Swansea.

Jean Mumbleau, Educator Advisor
California DARE Officers' Association

November 13, 2005

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service. God bless

Collins Fire Dept.

November 13, 2005

You truly are our HERO. May you Rest In Peace and continue watching our children but only now from up above. We love you and all you've done for us. You will be sadly missed. I sure hope God needed you a lot more than we did. We love you Lt. You will live in our hearts forever. xoxo

Jennifer, Paige, Veronica
Swansea Residents

November 13, 2005

What a tragic lose. My heart and prayers go out to the family and Department of this wonderful human being who has sacrificed so much to help others!

KerryAnn Ratzlaff Proud Policewife
~PWO~HUGS Sister~PW~

November 13, 2005



November 12, 2005

Bob was a personal friend for years. He was a wonderful man, and will be sadly missed by an entire community.

I had the pleasure of working with him as part of the committee, Swansea Friends of D.A.R.E. Bob taught the d.a.r.e. program to the junior high school kids long after the funding ran out, on his own time, and at no salary. Because he cared about the kids.

All the students loved Bob. One lesson they got from him was that Law Enforcement officers were your friend. They all knew they were loved. They respected him, and he respected them. They all knew he was there for them. They learned from him . They remembered what he taught him. And, if he was not teaching them about the dangers of substance abuse, he was sharing in their enjoyment of sports as a coach, referee, manager, or just watching their games.

Bob was a very effective Police Officer because he always respected people and he had their respect too. He was not ashamed to show he cared or to be compassionate. He had real passion for helping kids take the right path in their lives.

He was a dedicated dad to his boys, they were his world.

Nothing I could ever say would be enough.

You were a hero, Bob, and we will always miss you and hold you close in our hearts.

Patricia Gersbach, Secretary/Treasurer
Swansea Friends of dare

November 12, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Robert did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Robert be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Lieutenant Cabral's family, friends, and co-workers are going through in losing him. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of loss until they've walked in our shoes. Please know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (The Davis County Sheriff's Office will always know how to reach me or write jocelyne1974 at canada dot com)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know Robert but, I am certain he was well respected and well loved. Robert will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were all blessed to have been able to know and love Robert, even for a short time. I pray that Robert, Dennis, and all the other fallen officers will continue to watch over us all as only they can.

Thank you Lieutenant Cabral for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you and all those who's lives you touched brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Wherever a beautiful soul has been ... there is a trail of beautiful memories."

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

November 12, 2005

Sending many blessings and prayers from the City of New Bedford. As a former Case High Graduate Class of 1985 I know that Lt. Cabral will be dearly missed. He has touched the lives of all who passed through Swansea schools.

Deb (Rego) Lawrence

November 11, 2005

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