Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert Harry Bonnet

Coral Gables Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, January 17, 1992

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert Harry Bonnet

Officer Bonnet,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Coral Gables. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 17, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Bonnet. During the 2011 Dade County Police Memorial I sat next to your widow and family where the tears were humbly flowing. I'm certain God is watching over your soul and spirit as you were surely a fine family man, husband and father to your kids.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 17, 2022

Very nice guy. Was always there to help peers as well as the public. Always had a good attitude and never negative.

Ret. Sargent Enrique Rios

January 18, 2017

Continue to rest in peace Officer Bonnet, we will never forget.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 17, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Bonnet. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

January 17, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Officer Bonnet, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero. My prayers are with the family let behind to pick up the pieces and move forward, I know that the pain in their hearts is still very strong today.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 17, 2012

As i read all these reflections from your fellow friends and officers puts a smile on this face of mine.. theres is not a day that goes by you dont cross my mind!! until the day we meet agin watch over me and guide me and brother in this crazy world of life.

kerri bonet hewes

September 29, 2011

To The family of Officer Bonnet:
I wanted to offer my sympathies to your family, friends and colleagues. Last night I sat next to your wife Debbie at the annual Miami Dade Police Memorial and started crying when the Roll call of names were read. Rest in peace Officer Bonnet your dedication to duty will not be forgotten. Your wife told me they have not yet dedicated a street sign in your memory. Hopefully this will take place soon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 6, 2011

Miss you Bob. You were one of the good guys since we were in high school together. wgb

willard brown, USMC "65-"67
friend since high school

January 22, 2011

We will never forget the heroes who have gave their all and you sir are one of them... HEROES do live forever.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 17, 2011

Bob you ran like a deer when you passed me by at the Granada Golf Course. You will never be forgotten and
may you rest in peace. To your family may your sweet memories always make you smile. God Bless

Retired C.G.P.D.
Police Officer

October 11, 2009



January 6, 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 10, 2007

Bob, we first met in junior high school, and last spoke the night before you left this world. You were such a fine person, and the best friend I will ever have. We miss you deeply and we always will.
Arnie and Debbie B.

Arnie Bauman
best friend

April 14, 2007

Bonnet... I can still see you jogging around Ponce Circle... I'm glad you made the Internet. RIP, Once Blue, Always, Blue

Retired police

December 7, 2006

Thank you for your service to the residents of Dade Co. Rest in peace dear brother.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept.

August 25, 2006



August 24, 2006

Officer Bonnet,
It has taken over 14 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Coral Gables. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



August 24, 2006

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