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Special Officer Robert Franklin Gunn

Georgia Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, March 7, 1924

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Reflections for Special Officer Robert Franklin Gunn

The Promise: Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 9, 2015

"It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived". Taken from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in Washington DC, where Special Agent Gunn's name was memorialized on May 13, 2014. After 90 years, you are gone, but will never be forgotten.

Supr. S/A (Ret) Steven T. Purvis
CSX Railroad Police Department, Augusta, GA

May 16, 2014

Today, as Chief of Police for CSX Transportation, I am honored to submit the formal application to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC so that your sacrifice can be remembered and honored forever.

This is a testament to you and to all law enforcement officers. I am very proud of the good work that is being done every day and may we never forget our fallen heroes.

Jacqueline Litzinger, Chief of Police
CSX Transportation Police Department

May 10, 2013

It has been 88 years since your death. For 27 years I patrolled the same track and the same area where your tour of duty ended. Your memory and the events surrounding your passing have not and will not be forgotten. Your assailant atoned for your death by being hanged by the neck until dead, him being the last criminal in Georgia to pay the penalty in this manner. May you rest peacefully.

Steven T. Purvis, Supr. Special Agent
CSX Railroad Police Department

June 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 8, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 7, 2012

Hello Sir, I lived in Augusta for a while and have family still there. Thank you for the job you did and continue to do patrolling the railroad to heaven on the streets of gold. Never forgotten.

Just a Cop

December 10, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service


March 11, 2008

Officer Gunn, I just wanted to aknowledge that today is the
83rd anniversary of your murder. I hope all is well in Heaven and that you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 7, 2007

Now, 82 years later, we have a Trainpolice in Switzerland also. We are proud to exercise the same occupation as you.
R.I.P Special Officer Gunn.

Asp. Henri Loosli
Swiss Transport Police, Class of 2005

July 13, 2006

Officer Gunn, you were murdered protecting a railroad, without which this country would not have grown and prospered as well as it did. Your life was taken needlessly and tragically and after all these years, the loss is still sad and we, your extended family, mourn.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 11, 2006



July 10, 2006

Officer Gunn,
It has taken over 82 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice.



July 9, 2006

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