Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert Winget

Ripon Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, April 10, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert Winget

You made the ultimate sacrafice while serving and protecting the community. Watch over the rest of us as we work to make this world a safer place to live. God bless you and your family, you will never be forgotten.

Deputy Mary B. Syson
King County Sheriffs Department

May 8, 2007

Please forward my deepest sympathy to the Winget Family. May your wonderful memories and family support carry you through the tough days ahead.

Sincere Regards,
Christina D.
Citrus Heights, CA

Christina D.

May 4, 2007

Hey Wingnut:

Just think - 15 years ago this week, I took a photograph of You and Your fellow Stanislaus deputies, who came down to back us up in Los Angeles, during the biggest civil unrest in U.S. history.

Last week, I received telephone calls and visits from former recruits who discussed Your passing. In fact, it is a small world - One of our former recruits has a classmate who left LAPD and now works for an agency near Ripon.

Several Cowgirls/Cowboys here in Southern California knew that I was hurting, and made sure that I stayed out of trouble as I had a few shots at a local honky tonk, in Your memory.......

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

May 1, 2007

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Officer Robert Winget,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Robert. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Officer Robert Winget is a hero.

Respectfully,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

April 28, 2007

Bob(Wingnut), Zach and I miss you very much. We miss your smile, your kindness and ofcourse picking on you. We will always have the memories of you sharing our wedding day with us. The last time we spoke you were trying to convince me to apply for detectives as we were doing the money dance at my wedding. That was you, always about the job. You were always concerned about me and Chabryel, always asking how we were. You gave me so much good advice and was so happy when Zach and I married. We miss you. I know you're looking down on us smiling. You're in a better place now. Save us a spot next to you as we will see you when we get there. We love you Bob!

Police Officers Michele and Zach Fay
Ripon PD, Fellow Officers

April 27, 2007

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

Aloha Police Officer Robert Winget,
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 last year in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum; a keeper of the ODMP light. That sacred 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.

This "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 a hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. May we find solace as we give solace to the families who have lost a loved one.

Police Officer Robert Winget, God Bless you. You are a hero. As we say in Hawaii, “You are`Ohana.” “You are Family.” 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. I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers, peace and love beyond all understanding. I honor you today. You will NEVER be forgotten.

My father is a retired USMC Colonel and I pray your K-9 partner is safe. Godspeed.

--"Your life is more important than you can imagine."-- Maya Angelou


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

THE PEACE OF " I "
KA MALUHIA O KA "I"

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
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

April 27, 2007

We are so sad at your loss of Officer Winget, our prayers will be always with your family. Our son Bryce met Officer Winget on the morning he was killed, in his justice class at MJC. Bryce told me that he was truely inspired by Officer Winget. He could hardly believe that he was gone.
I am glad that Bryce had the chance to met such a good man.
I know the world will not be the same because we lost yet another great officer. I know Officer Winget will not be
forgotten and will be truely missed.

kathy stevenson
wife Howard Stevenson EOW1/9/2005

April 26, 2007

May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God hold you in a special place and watch over your family forever....................AC

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

April 26, 2007

Dear Winget family, we will miss our good friend and previous neighbor most certainly. Bobby always brought a smile and a story to tell whenever he would drop by our house. I will remember Bob for his devotion to his family both at home and on the job. He was a gracious man who modeled a servants heart. His love for his family and friends was apparent and he will surely be missed by us all. Theresa and I were truly blessed to have the Wingets as our friends and neighbors. We love you and pray that the peace that only God can bring will comfort you now.
In Gods love, Keith & Theresa

Firefighter Keith Jepsen
Los Angeles City Fire Dept.

April 26, 2007

I never had the privilege of meeting Officer Winget, but as a former Marine and current police officer myself, I feel I can speak for his character. Robert was and always will be a member of two very special fraternities....The United States Marine Corps & Public Law Enforcement. My thoughts and prayers are with Robert's family and co-workers.
When I graduated from boot camp one of my drill instructors told us "there will be wars, and in war Marines will die, but as a Marine you will live forever in the name of the corps". Robert may be gone from our world, but everytime you hear the Marine Corps hymn or see a Ripon Police car cruise by on patrol....HE'S THERE!!
From your extended family here in Michigan
God Speed Brother & Semper Fi Marine

Cpl Keith VanValkenburgh
Dearborn Heights Police (MI)

April 25, 2007

Bob and I worked Van Nuys Division years and years ago. I knew him, perhaps not well, but I always liked him. He loved doing the police job.

Eternal Memory!


Tim Smith

Sergeant II (retired) Tim Smith
LAPD

April 25, 2007

SEMPER FI MARINE. REST IN PEACE.

OFC STANFEL
BELLWOOD IL, PD

April 25, 2007

Bob, you were my friend, and for a short time my beat partner. I never doubted you were "backing me up" when we went into a hot scene. You made me want to be a better cop and a better person. I can't describe the sorrow I felt at your funeral and the honor I had to stand by to escourt you away. Rest easy my brother, I'll take the watch.

Sergeant Kevin Davis
Stanislaus Co. Sheriff's Office

April 21, 2007

One of a kind. Thanx for your service to all of humanity.

911 Dispatcher, Retired

April 20, 2007

RIP Bob. You were a blast to work with at the S/O. You will be missed.

Mike
Tracy PD (former Stanislaus S/O)

April 20, 2007

Bob, Your love for your work, family, & community was evident in all you did. Ripon is a better place because you were here and touched our lives. Thank you for your selfless giving and for the laughs. You were always smiling and joking, you will be missed. My prayers go out to Chris and the girls. Happy Birthday! You will not be forgotten.
See you again in Heaven!

April 19, 2007

Dear family of Officer Winget and fellow officers: Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. God bless.

Chaplain
White County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

April 18, 2007

I am very sorry to hear of the death of Officer Winget. I will be praying for his family, Ripon Police Dept. and his community at this difficult time.

D.A.R.E Officer Terry Bowden
Winter Haven Police Department
Winter Haven, Florida

D.A.R.E Officer Terry Bowden
Winter Haven Police Department

April 18, 2007

Thank you for your service and dedication...You touched so many lives and will never be forgotten. May you rest with the Lord now and watch over those who love and miss you dearly....

Chasity - Communications
Tracy PD

April 18, 2007

It's sad to lose one of your own. My department has already gone through that this year. It's even more sad to see someone from your hometown area also killed in the line of duty. I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up in Modesto and played on the Stanislaus river. There are no words that can make it better it just takes one day at a time. God Bless you..

Megan Everett- Communications
Winston-Salem PD

April 17, 2007

Officer Winget,
You left your impressions on us and I greatly appreciate that. I hope that you are happy that we deeply appreciate your sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles, Stanislaus County, and Ripon. Hope you know that the citizens of Ripon will always know you not only as an outstanding police officer but mostly as a family man and as best friend. The Ripon High School JROTC deeply sends condolences to Officer Winget's family and friends. We at the Ripon High School are still copeing with the loss.

REST IN PEACE OFFICER ROBERT WAYNE WINGET (a.k.a. K-13)

Cadet Private First Class Dre Castano
Ripon High School Army JROTC

April 17, 2007

I worked with Officer Bob Wignet at Empire Elemnentary 7 years ago...Office Bob was our Dare officer for 2 years. I saw first hand the impact he made on those kids. He was such a great guy. Then I to moved to Ripon and loved seeing him and Topper around town. You will be missed Bob and I am so blessed that I knew you...Godspeed

Sue Allen
Sunridge Kennels

April 17, 2007

Rest in peace. You're in good hands now. My thoughts and prayers with your family and friends.

Shawnna, Police Dispatcher
Ceres PD

April 17, 2007

On behalf of the Presidio of Monterey Police Department Department, we offer our deepest condolences. Thank you for your service. May God Bless you, your family, and the Ripon Police Department.

Officer Shayne Gover
Presidio Of Monterey Police Dept.

April 16, 2007

May God bless and keep you as well as watch over your family. Rest in peace...

Det. Robert Wright
Greenville Police Department, NC

April 16, 2007

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