Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert J. Bilodeau

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, February 12, 1980

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert J. Bilodeau

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Bilodeau and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

February 9, 2009

I was in the same class at the Police Academy 73-8 in 1973. We along with about 10 other guys were assigned to the 41 Pct. Bobby was a Cops, cop. Injured seriously numerous times but always returned to lovee in life being a cop. Bobby was a recipreint of the Medal of Honor and awarded a second upon his death. He was full of life, fun to be with and respected by all. I'm proud to have been his friend, Ted Dziedzic NYPD Retired. Rest in Peace My Friend.

P.O. Ted Dziedzic
N.Y.P.D. Retired

October 3, 2008

Bobby was a great guy always trying to teach the younger guy. I will miss this man for as long as I live.

Harry Dobson
Retired ADW
NYC Dept of Correction
3/14/08

Harry Dobson
NYS Courts

March 14, 2008

I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT'S BEEN 28 YRS. SINCE THIS BRAVR HERO WAS TAKEN FROM US. I WORKED WITH ROBERT BEFORE HE JOINED THE NYPD AS SPECIAL AGENTS (RAILROAD POLICE)FOR THE RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY. HE WAS A GREAT GUY AND ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT HIS FAMILY. I STILL FEEL A LITTLE GUILTY ABOUT NOT GOING TO HIS FUNERAL, I WAS TAKING THE FAMILY TO DISNEY WORLD, BY PLANE WHEN I SAW HIS PICTURE AND STORY ON THE FRONT PAGE OF A NEW YORK PAPER.
WELL I CARRIED THIS FEELING AROUND A LONG TIME AND I'M SURE ROBERT KNOWS HOW I MUCH I CARED FOR HIM AND MISS HIM. GOD BLESS YOU MY BROTHERS AND STAY ALERT.

JOSEPH BALLE
PO NEWARK, NJ RET.

PO JOSEPH BALLE
NEWARK NJ, RETIRED

February 13, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMEBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR POLICE AND MILITARY SERVICE. YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE. GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 9, 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

January 2, 2008

25 years-RIP to a Great Cop


NYPD-SCU

September 16, 2005

I miss you Uncle Robert, we all miss you so much still. You were such a true hero!

Jackie Bilodeau
relative

April 5, 2005

I worked with Bobby in the 41 pct when he came up as a rookie, his dedication, not only for the job,the community and his fellow officers but for life as a whole, will never be forgotten! Time does not heal all wounds! Rest in peace!


"They were not killed because they were white or black, but blue".

P.O. Brian T. Donnelly
NYPD retired

February 25, 2005

Twenty five years have passed and least we not forget that..."No greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends"
John 15:13
The last New York City Police Officer to be awarded two Department Medal of Honors, One of ONLY three officers in the New York City Police Departments history to have been bestowed this great honor.
A great cop and true warrior who went "Beyond the Line of Duty".
Walter C. Wasilewski
New York City Police Department (Retired)

Walter C. Wasilewski
New York City Police Department (Retired)

February 15, 2005

Officer Bilodeau,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

February 12, 2005

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