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

Hey Bobbo. I stopped by your to say hello earlier, i'm sure you heard me. It stills seems like it was just yesterday you coming into the briefing room with a smile on your face and a cup of coffee in your hand. I miss you Bobbo. Keep the streets safe up there and when it comes my time to patrol up there Ill ride with you and be your partner anyday.

Volunteer Alan Jones
Ripon Police/Bobby's Friday Night Rider

April 11, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also your brother in green as well as blue, and I also salute your service to our country by being one of the Corps. Semper Fi, Robert.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

In reading your reflections, I see that you were an amazing man, husband, father, cop, Marine, mentor and one who led by example. Chris, your love for Bobby resonates in your loving certainly will forever be Mrs. Winget. You are in my heart's embrace today as are your children and others who called Robert beloved.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished public service Robert gave to the citizens of California, and the supreme sacrifice Robert and his family made on April 10, 2007.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 10, 2009

To Officer Robert Winget, his family and his fellow officers with the Ripon Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Winget’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Winget and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

April 10, 2009

Today marks two years. I miss you just as much today as I did two years ago. There aren't many days when I don't miss you. You were a great person and an even better cop. You are truely missed around the department. We could use you here right about now. Watch over us, and keep us safe.

Until we meet again. Rest easy brother.

K-9 Officer Gordon West
Ripon Police Department / Friend

April 10, 2009

Officer Winget,

The citizen's of Ripon have not forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to this community. You are a true hero. God be with your family and friends. May God ease their sorrow, and remind them how important they are to us too. Rest in Peace Sir!

Ripon Citizen


April 9, 2009


Monday was our 35th wedding anniversary. I can't believe it. That is such a long time. I still love you as much today as I did 35 years ago. I have a picture of you when you first started Stanislaus Sheriff's and you are standing in uniform by your patrol car and you are just so CUTE!!! And young too. You still had a dark mustache and very dark, thick hair. I loved growing old with you. You were the one person in the whole world who loved me no matter what. You loved me young, old, fat, skinny, pretty and ugly. You truly loved me unconditionally. Josh I miss you. I miss you like crazy and have for the past two years. Life will never be the same but I am learning to accept life as it is and that is without my Bobby. God has healed my painful, broken heart and He will continue to heal me I'm sure. Friday, for your two year home-going, Ashley and Bonnie and I will decorate your bale of hay and your grave with pretty Easter flowers and decorations and we will all go out to lunch in your honor and tell "Dad" stories. We will probably laugh and cry but we will be thinking of you all day.

I love you my sweetie. Will love you forever until God brings us together again...

Robert's Loving Wife Chris

April 8, 2009


As your two year anniversary approaches, R.I.P. faithful servant and close friend.

Greg Pfeifle, Retired
Los Angeles Police Department

March 25, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

God bless the friends and family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. God bless K-9 Topper, too.

Semper fi

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 8, 2009

Not a day, not an hour goes by each day that I don't think of you. You are the first thing I think of each morning. Always dragging yourself downstairs in your blue robe and messy hair to have coffee with me and read the paper. You are the last thing I think of when I go to bed at night. How you used to run in your sleep. That used to drive me crazy but now I just smile, laugh and reflect how funny that really was. And needless to say, I think about you all day long as I buzz about Ripon. Your picture is in my car and plastered all over the house. It is like you are always with me wherever I go. Gosh, almost two years and I just miss you like crazy. I love you so much. Please, I hope God lets you know how much your wife loves you and misses you. I know you are in the best care of your loving Heavenly Father and your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Love forever and ever,
Till we meet again...Your Mrs. Winget

Loving wife of Robert Winget

February 5, 2009

On behalf of the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association, I would like to express our deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Robert Winget. You gave the ultimate sacrifice. Robert, you may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. Rest in peace blue angel and thank you for your service.

James A. Cortina
Director / Connecticut Police Work Dog Association

January 5, 2009

Thinking of your family and knowing how much they miss you!!! we will keep them in our are never forgotten! thank you and God bless

kathy stevenson

January 4, 2009

Merry Christmas Bobby.

K-9 Officer Gordon West
Ripon PD/Friend

December 25, 2008


It has been too long since I have come on here or been out to see you, and for that I truely appologize. I always want to, but I find it very hard. Every time I think that I am getting better, something happens to remind me of you, and it gets hard.

Topper had surgery on his ear on Tuesday. He kept getting it filled with blood and fluid from banging it on the cage. He is recovering well, and he should be back at work tomorrow, well today now. He is still as crazy as ever, and I can't get over how much of a reflection he is of you.

I'm sorry to say that I haven't kept the Tahoe as clean as you did. I don't think that anyone could do that. You took great pride in everything that you did, and it showed.

Work just isn't the same. I miss hearing you come into briefing and teasing you relentlessly because I knew you could take it, and I knew that you would dish it out ten times worse.

I learned so much from you in the short time that I knew you. I miss you very much Bobby. You really taught me what being a cop was really all about. You never pulled punches, and you always told it like it is.

I've been keeping an eye on Chrissy and the girls, popping in from time to time. They miss you greatly. The girls are doing well, and you would be proud of them.

I better wrap this up. Morgan will be up soon, looking to see what Santa brought her. She keeps your baseball card with all of the other ones that she has collected. She has asked about you a few times, and your death has brought her to tears on a couple of occassions.

Take care Bobby. Watch my 6. Until we meet again.

K-9 Officer Gordon West
Ripon PD/Friend

December 25, 2008

Thinking about you and your family during this Christmas season. Thank you for all you have done to serve and protect us.

Carol Espinoza, Isaac's Mom

December 16, 2008

I love you so much.
I miss you so much.
I think of you all day long, every day.
I would love for you to walk back through the front door.
I cling to the hope I have in Jesus Christ that I will see you again some day.
Loving you forever and ever and always,

Loving wife of Robert

November 30, 2008

Hey Bob. Had to stop and reflect cause I hadn't done it in a while. Its been a year and a half. sometimes it feels like just yesterday still that you would walk into briefing and say something hysterical like you would normally do to get the day started and crack everyone up. It's will never be the same without you. I could always ask you for advise about becoming a Police Officer and the Academy for when I would start. Im not there yet but I told you I was going to become a cop and I will. Miss u man and we all know you're up there in with God patrolling the streets of Heaven. See you when it's my time.

Ex-Explorer now Volunteer/Explorer Advsr
Ripon Pd. Always rode with Bobby

November 2, 2008

I salute you for your long and dedicated career to law enforcement and also for the service to your country. You and your loved ones are in my thoughts. I know they carry your memory in their hearts and you are always with them no matter where they go. Continue to keep watch over all of them and those still on patrol. Wrap your wings around them and help them with their grief. You have not beenn forgotten.

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

October 27, 2008


I miss you so much. An hour in the day doesn't go by that I don't think of you a kazillion times.

I sure wish life could be back the way it used to be. I read 4 pages of e-mails that you had sent everyone and some made me laugh so much. Just the words and phrases you used to say were so funny, and some made me cry because I'd give anything to hear your voice say them again.

You were the best! You were the greatest! You were my Robert, my Bobby, my sweetie, my honey, my everything. To the girls you were their Dad, their Daddy. If I had a buck for every time I told the girls, "Ask your dad", "See if your dad will do it", "Your dad can do that", "Your dad can pick you up", "Call your dad". Everything was always, dad, dad, dad. Only God knows how much we grieve for you and miss you terribly.

You used to call me Mrs. Winget to everyone and I hadn't heard the words "Mrs. Winget" for a long time and the other day someone called me "Mrs. Winget" and I drove down the street later in the day crying and saying to myself, "I AM Mrs. Winget, I AM Mrs. Winget. I will always be your Mrs. Winget.

I miss calling you all day long, having you call me all day long, hearing your voice, and meeting you for dinner. Oh Robert, I can't wait to see you again. I know you are happy in Heaven. God doesn't promise us the best and then give us less. I know Heaven has to be all that God has promised it to be and I know you are happy. It is just hard being the one left behind.

I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS...Until me meet again...I pray God lets you know how much I miss you and Love You.

"Mrs. Winget"
Loving Wife of Robert Winget

July 20, 2008

"Wing Nut"

Too sick to go in today. I decided to stop by and say hello. I just sent those pics of You, down here during the Riots to a close friend.

I miss You, Bro.

Maj M. B. Parlor

July 7, 2008

Dear Chris,

I read your beautiful words to Robert and it made me think of all the great anniversary times we had. Our anniversary also fell in April. I still ask why are the good ones taken? Your dog looks so sweet. I have 2 labs one black like yours.
It was so nice meeting you in Washington and I hope you and family are well...doing the best you can. As we know there is no getting over it just learning to live in that new normal.
Stay safe,
Debbie Martin

surviving partner Ofc. Michelle Lawless

June 2, 2008

It was an honor to meet your family and beautiful daughters at this week's National Memorial at the Hilton in Washington, DC. They are all truly a wonderful reflection and living testimony of the father that raised them. Rest in Peace, my friend, for a job well done.

Paul Highbarger
Step-Father/Chris Nicholson(EOW:12-19-07)

May 18, 2008



May 1, 2008

This has been a hard month. Our anniversary came on the 6th and I had never celebrated my anniversary without you. It was a very sad day...but I made it through. Then came the tenth and I had kept thinking what we did each day leading up to that fatal Tuesday. We had such a nice time each day leading up to that Tuesday, meeting for dinner, anniversary lunch at Hazel's, the Fay's wedding, Easter Sunday and church and the BBQ with family, both of us busy busy busy on Monday and then Tuesday. Then I kept thinking of each day afterward, planning a grand tribute to you and everything that lead up to that day. Now today, your birthday day is here. You would have been 59. But really it's your 1st birthday. You have been in glorious heaven for a year now. I can just picture your look of amazement and excitement as you meet people you've never known before, reconnect with loved ones and telling everyone, "I can't wait till Chrissy sees this!) I miss you like crazy, I love you so much. I wish I could have you back so I could just be with you and cuddle with you. I have your picture with Topper in my car, yr car, work, the bathroom mirror and everytime I see it I tell you how cute you look. Robert, I will forever miss you till my dying day. My life will never be the same without you, ever! Just know that I will see you again some day. I have only made it for a whole year without you by God's grace alone. Some times it seems like you've only been gone for a couple of weeks and you will be walking thru the door any minute. Everything is still the way it was when you walked out the door that day. I love you, miss you and can't wait to be reunited with you again someday. And heres a birthday song we would sing to the kids in Sunday School: Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, take the gift of sal-va-tion, and then you'll have two. Happy 1st birthday Robert, till we meet again...

Your Ever Loving Wife of 34 years

April 20, 2008

Bobbie: I can't believe it's been a year now. I was getting ready for court the other night & I saw a report you wrote. I also heard you on an audio tape, responding to a call. It was good to hear your voice. At the City Council meeting tonight your wife was presented with your Officer of The Year Award (2007). I know you're smiling. We miss you. Sparky-

Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon PD

April 16, 2008

Officer Winget,
Thinking of Chris and the girls, as well as the Ripon PD family, on the 1yr anniversary of your call to Heaven. Those that are left here, are left to continue on without you. And they are doing so with great sadness. Yet I have seen them Honor you and your memory by continuing to be strong and holding each other up. Please continue to watch over all of them! Your sacrifice will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. Thank you !

kathy stevenson
wife of Howard Stevenson EOW1/9/05

April 11, 2008

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