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Deputy Sheriff Roby Fairchild

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, August 23, 1975

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Roby Fairchild

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 23, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Fairchild.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 21, 2019

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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.

Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 11, 2013

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 29, 2007

I'm touched and in awe of you. You have made your family proud, your sons that carry on your name and your daughter that will always remember you in her heart. It was tragic to lose you but you have left a legacy for your family that will never be forgotten. I know that you are in a good place where all heroes go. Love, your daughter Jeanne

Regena Fairchild
Proud daughter of Deputy Sheriff Roby Fairchild

October 1, 2007

I wanted to thank you deputy Fairchild for being there to protect the citizens of Johnson County. You are a true hero to the law enforcement community, and you will NEVER be forgotten. RIP brother.

Former Johnson Co. S. O. deputy

August 10, 2006

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service. May your killer's suffer with the pain of your death daily.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

July 22, 2006

The world is full of cowards. Thank you for being one of our brave heroes trying to rid the world of injustice. You will not be forgotten.

Kelly Gulich

July 21, 2006

Deputy Sheriff Fairchild,
It has taken almost 31 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Johnson County.



July 18, 2006



July 17, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

July 17, 2006

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 17, 2006

May you Rest in Peace Sir knowing you have been remembered and honored on this site.Thank you for your service.

July 17, 2006

Almost 31 years to the date of your senseless death in the line of duty. God bless you for your service to the citizens of Kentucky and Johnson county. I hope the cowards whom are responsible met with justice in a deserving manner. Rest in Peace and be with God in his kingdom Deputy Fairchild.


July 17, 2006

No officer should ever be forgotten, RIP sir.

July 16, 2006

Deputy Fairchild, you are not forgotten

July 16, 2006

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