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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 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 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.


Officer R. "Vinnie" DeVincentz
MdTA Police

May 25, 2007

Corporal Krauss' family and friends - I know you are still mourning. I just wanted you to know that you are not alone. The police community remember Bob and will never forget him.

Bob - what a hero. Rest easy and watch over the thin blue line... You are 10-7 for the remainder but will always be in our hearts.

Wife of a Maryland officer

May 5, 2007

Hey uncle bob,
We really miss you, me, Tiffany, Mom, but most of all dad. He doesn't seem the same anymore...he just really misses you...we all do! Like i said im getting my grades up, and Tiffany is going for her black belt. Everything is different now...and everyones laugh too. But we know your watching us, witch makes us smile. I LOVE YOU! So please visit... easpecialy your wife and your besr friend, dad!!


April 22, 2007

Happy Easter, Bob

April 8, 2007

Well Bobby one of them jackasses finally got me. First I want to thank you again for giving me such a soft landing. I know for sure you are still around protecting the ones you know and love. For everyone who does not know, I worked with Bob at the same agency for 18 years and knew Bob from my first day till his last day. I was involved in a motorcycle accident in January 07. A car pulled out in front of me and I collided with that vehicle. I was traveling at 40mph and riding my Harley Davidson Roadking (police officer edition). All I remember is flying through the air and not being scared. I was at peace. Thats the only way I can put it.
The witness said I struck the vehicle and my body flew 50 feet from the vehicle and 35 foot high and flipped 8 times in the air. and landed on my head. I should have died. But instead, I spent 2 weeks in Shock Trama with a crushed right foot, and a blood clot in my lung......thats it...I believe that My friend Bobby is still protecting us down here.... Just like I always said, when ever there is a full moon, Its Officer Krauss riding on the golden streets of Heaven on his Phat ass hog.............

Everyone says that motorcycles are dangerous....The real danger are the drivers who don't look for them!!!!

Officer II JB
Maryland Transportation Authority PD

March 16, 2007

Six months Bob. Where did the time go! Still thinking about you and your family.

March 1, 2007

Thinking about you today. Life is good but it's getting harder. Senior year is approaching which is scary. We all really miss you. Hope it's nice up there. Love you much.

February 8, 2007

Thinking of you today Bob. Hope it is warmer up there than it is down here.

February 7, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha Corporal Robert T. Krauss,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum of the ODMP light. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here. That "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is an hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. May we find comfort as we give comfort to the families who have lost a loved one.

As we say in Hawaii, “We are`Ohana.” We are family. God Bless this fallen hero. May we embrace him as one of our own family member; our `Ohana. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one; not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in His Divine peace.

Corporal Robert T. Krauss, I wish you, your loved ones, your fellow officers, and friends, peace and love beyond all understanding.

--- May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. ---


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale (Private Citizen)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

January 9, 2007

As my FTO in 96' you taught me a great deal. You continued to teach me when I was your side partner on mids at the Bay Bridge. You came across as a person who was tough as nails and larger than life. Thats why it is very difficult to believe that you are gone. I used to make fun of you for the large amounts of cigarettes you smoked during a shift. You will be missed a great deal.

Corporal J.Gilmer
Anne Arundel County Police

January 1, 2007

On behalf of all the members of the Police Emerald Society of Baltimore, we forward our sorrow to the family, friends and brother officers for the loss of Brother Krauss. You will be missed but remembered each time I drive on your patrol area. I will see you and your bike always.

Jimmy Dietsch, Secretary Of The PES

Captain James Dietsch, Retired

December 29, 2006

Merry Christmas Bob!

December 21, 2006


Love you Bro! Never forget all that you taught me when I was a new officer at the Bay Bridge. I never will forget your sense humor at Cancun. Rest in Peace.

Captain Charles Leas
US Pentagon Police

December 14, 2006

Hay Bobby,

Thanks for the help, push, shove, pull or what ever it was that you did to keep that truck from taking me down. When I seen that truck making that turn as fast as he was, I could do nothing but hold on and close my eyes saying to myself "OH CRAP" this is gonna hurt real bad! considering I was stopped and I could not bail because of the ditch on the right side. Well you know the truck just nipped my peg up and I did not go down!!

Thanks for looking down on me and keeping me safe!

Officer II JB
Maryland Transportation Authority PD

December 9, 2006


Cancun Cantina caught on fire the other night. Glad it was not a total disaster and it should be reopening before the end of the year. You liked to go there. I guess you had a hand in making sure all was not lost.

With Christmas coming up, continue to keep looking over everyone from above.

December 5, 2006

Your funeral was the first I have ever had to attend in my short career, and I will forever remember the ceremony. You were an honorable person and I thank you for your services.

O/C Kane

Officer Candidate Kane
Maryland Transportation Authority

December 2, 2006

Your funeral was the first I have ever had to attend in my short career, and I will forever remember the ceremony. You were an honorable person and I thank you for your services.

O/C Kane

Officer Candidate Kane
Maryland Transportation Authority

December 2, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving Bob!

November 23, 2006

Hey Bob,
Talked to Lou the other day. It was good to hear from him. We laughed and joked and talked about you. We still can't except it. You're always thought about. Happy Turkey Day.


November 18, 2006

You're still being thought about Bob and you always will be.

November 15, 2006

It's been 2 months today since you left us and you're still missed alot. It seems just like yesterday that you were here laughing and joking. I think about you every day.


November 1, 2006

Happy Halloween Bob!

October 31, 2006

Hey Bob,

Thought I'd drop a line. Been working at BHT and like it alot. Miss the people at the Bay. Haven't talk to Lou lately been busy, you know how that goes. Donna got another motorcycle guess she"ll try again. Miss ya alot and still think you'll gonna come walking down the hall. Rest and talk to you later.


October 7, 2006

Bob, you are truely missed here at the Bay Bridge each and every day. You were a good friend to all of us here. I know that you and Duke are together watching out for all of us still down here. Rest now Bob you have earned it.

Officer II J Hedgecoth
Maryland Transportation Authority Police

September 26, 2006

Bob, This has taken me awhile. I still can't believe you are gone. I still think I am going to hear your BOOTS coming down the hall at the Bridge. Last night was my last night with Lynne and I promised her I would do this.I have written this out and just didn't want to make it real. We talk about you all the time.I just wanted to Thank You for sharing your Life with us. I feel truly Blessed to have shared "GOOD TIMES", PBJ's and Pepsi with you!! I know right now you are saying me "ITS ALL GOOD" with that Bad Boy Smile!! and yes you are right!!I admired you Love of Life and you Lived it that way.Hey let me know if they have Country Music in HEAVEN!! You are Truly Missed!! Save me a Ride and a Dance please!!

Bay Bridge

September 22, 2006

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