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Corporal Robert Thomas Krauss

Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, September 1, 2006

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Reflections for Corporal Robert Thomas Krauss

I miss you.
I wish you were going to be at daddy's for Christmas.
But I know you will be with us anyway.
I love you Uncle Bob.

Tiffany

December 11, 2008

Happy Turkey Day, Bob

Anonymous

November 25, 2008

Hey Hon, Just wanted to let you know that you are on my mind tonight. But then what is new you are on my mind every night, morning and afternoon. Everyone is telling me it will get easier, I would just like to know when. I sometimes find myself picking up things at the store or in catologs of things I know you would like or need. I still sometimes think this is all a dream and I am going to wake up soon. I love you and miss with all my heart. Love you today, tomorrow and forever. Nazie

Nazie

October 24, 2008

To Bob and all his loved ones:

Bob, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Bob. Your memory is honored and revered today, in the second anniversary week of your death, and everyday.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Anonymous

September 3, 2008

BOB, I can't believe that its been two years since you left us. I still don't believe that its true. It feels like just the other day we were working together riding MARC Trains, laughing and having a good time. I constantly think you and the great times that we had working together in Motor's and the HEAT Team. This is really hard for me and I'M sorry that its taken this long to leave a reflection. Please Rest in Peace Brother and let us handle everything else.

Cpl. C. Breedlove
MdTA Police, Fellow Motor Officer

September 2, 2008

Remembering you on the two year anniversary of your passing.

Sgt. John Irwin
MdTA

September 2, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today. I know the daily struggle they face without you being here. You are a true hero and will always be in their thoughts. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 1, 2008

Well hon, it as been 1 year 8 months and 6 days since you left this earth and I am still trying to understand why. I miss you more than I think I will ever be able to put into words. I am sorry I haven't left any kind of reflection in this web site but I still feel that is a dream and I am going to wake up. I pray every night that you hear me and know how much you are loved and missed everyday by so many. Rest in peace. Love today, tomorrow and forever. Nazie.

Nazie

May 6, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. GOD bless your family, you will never be forgotten

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

April 22, 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
Sergeant
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

February 18, 2008

Happy New Year Bobby,another year and you are not here and the pain we all still feel and hurt. I know you are looking down over all of us. We all miss you and love you.

angelwings

January 1, 2008

Bob, Man I just found out you passed away when I looked on here for Brooks. I cant believe this. We shared so many things in the past. We were together almost every night after we lost Duke. I remember sitting at the bar and the waitress asked us what was wrong when we were watching Duke on the news. I still remember scratching you when you were in Shock Trama. I miss you brother. Rest in peace

Mike
Friend

January 1, 2008

hey uncle bob,
merry x-mas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we miss you more than ever. things are going good down here i just wish we could of seen you this x-mas..... i love you see you before you no it............

Rebecca
neice

December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas Bob

Lynne Shift Supervisor
MdTA

December 21, 2007

Heros Live Forever....

May you rest in peace Brother

OFC. II Richardson
MdTA PD

October 27, 2007

Hi Just to let you know that I met your mom at the airport while she was going to Parent Retreat. It's a small world but I want her to know that I'll always be here for her. I know you are watching over her.

mundo
louisville,ky

October 11, 2007

hey uncle bob,
becca here! i miss you so much! how is it up there? i know your watching everyone down here. im trying to be good but its hard. im trying not to see you anytime soon but it gets hard. i love you so much! please watch over me and help me through this bad time! love you!


rebecca* niece

September 21, 2007

Hey Bob, I just wanted to let you know that you are not forgotten! I think of all the fun times we had and some of the sad times. Memories are forever! OC bike week is this weekend...Fluff still has not washed that damm Fatboy yet! lol... I'll be back up on two wheels just as soon as I finish healing!!Thanks again Buddy!

OFF II J.Birchfield
Maryland Transportation Authority PD

September 12, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Corporal Krauss on the anniversary of his passing. May God comfort you all.
Another Hero taken too soon. God Bless you all.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

September 1, 2007

Corporal Krauss,
Today is the one year anniversary since you were called home. As your loved ones and friends remember you, please know that someone in PA is saying thank you today for your sacrifice. We are grateful for the difference you made.

Pennsylvania citizen

September 1, 2007

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones and close friends on this first anniversary of your EOW. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and wrap your wings around them so that they can feel your presence. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 31, 2007

Remembering you on the first anniversary of your passing.

John Irwin
MdTA

August 31, 2007

The days aren't long enough allow the pain to go away that we feel at your loss. Thank God though that the memories of your laughter, good nature and your always being there for us when we needed back up will allow you to remain with us in our hearts. I miss you Bobby and pray daily for those you left behind. May they know that you did not give your life in vein.

Lieutenant J. Offer
MNRP

August 7, 2007

Corporal Krauss: I was honored to ride in the Police Unity Tour on your behalf. I am so sorry I did not get to meet your family at the services. I am hoping they will read this and reach out for me. When we tell people we ride bikes 250 miles in honor of police officers they think we are riding motorcycles. You should see the look we get when we tell them its a bicycle. I hope you and the other officers see us ride. We feel you do. I think you motormen wish you were there the most to protect us from harms way.
God Bless you and your family. Ellen Pierson, Police Unity Tour Chapter VIII

SSA Ellen Pierson
US ICE

June 1, 2007

Bob,
I haven't done this yet, but there are many reasons why. I just can't accept the fact that you aren't around. I remember going to Shock Trauma and seeing you there with all of those tubes and hoses surrounding you. Mom and Renae were hanging in there really well, and I know thats what held me together. Then I remember going back a little later, and there you were, up and talking. I couldn't believe it. Lou and I were so happy that everything had taken a turn for the best, but little did we know. I knew you were scheduled for that surgery, and thought nothing of it. I knew you had made it through something that 99% of people don't. But on that day, 09/01/2006, Diana and I were in the car when Lou called and knew from his voice that something was wrong. I just turned the car around and went back home and cried. I've never had a friend as...INTERESTING...as you! You knew how to have a good time, and knew how to put the worst case scenerio in perspective. You've been there with me through alot, even the first date with Diana, although unintentional! You've even attempted to make me go into the hospital by buying some drink that I didn't know I was allergic to...I know that Lou was scared when he came outside to check on me, it was 10 degrees outside, and I was sweating so bad and was so short of breath, I thought we were all going to the hospital that night! It would've probably stripped wall paper, but it was still fun (I'M NOT doing that again). I miss you alot Bob. I'll never forget you and hope that we will meet again. Take care, my brother.

Vinnie

Officer R. "Vinnie" DeVincentz
MdTA Police

May 25, 2007

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