Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Robert Franklin Dickey

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 10, 2007

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Reflections for Officer Robert Franklin Dickey

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

June 10, 2020

Semper Fi. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service and all your brothers and sisters in our beloved CHP will always have you in our hearts.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
CHP South LA & USMC-Vietnam Veteran

June 10, 2019

Great man! Rest easy my friend.

Robert Gonzales, Sergeant
California Highway Patrol

June 10, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 11th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 10, 2018

May you continue to rest in perpetual peace my brother. May God continue to bless you and your loving family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

June 10, 2017

Officer Dickey, you will be remembered during this year's Road to Hope ride supporting LE survivors, as I will wear a bracelet with your name and EOW date throughout the Ride and Candle Light Vigil. Rest easy, Brother. We'll take it from here.

Posseman D. LaFond
Maricpa County Sheriff's Posse

March 30, 2017

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th anniversary year 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.

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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 17, 2012

We miss you Robert. Rest in HONOR.

Officer Daniel Webb

June 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Dickey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

To Officer Robert Franklin Dickey, his family and his fellow officers with the California Highway Patrol:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

June 10, 2009

Saw that they named part of I-8 after you. That was a very special thing for them to do for you and your family. I rode past the location where you were taken from us at on Sunday. I said a prayer as I went by for you and your family and your fellow officers. May you rest in peace, Sir.

Al Whitney
Yuma County SO

October 29, 2008

i am one of his really good friends. he would baby sit me when i was little. me and him would always argue about when i had to go to sleep. especially one time i was bugging him when he was watching the national mx championship at glen helen, robert was the type of guy that would do anything for anybody he would always be there for you no matter what. robert was a good friend, husband, father, brother, and son. he loved being a CHP.
Robert you were a good CHP and a good friend u were like my big brother i never had. we will always miss u and we love u

John mitosinka
i was a really close friend of his

January 30, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Dickey. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Robert, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Robert's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Robert's life was about so much more than the way he died. Robert will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Dickey, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 26, 2007

"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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 12, 2007

God bless you and your family. You are always a hero.

MOther of Sheriff in Contra Costa

October 23, 2007

Dickey Family,
I didn't personally work with Ofcr Dickey, but no matter what office they are out of, they are all family. We as dispatchers hurt with you, its hard when one of "ours" does not make it back to the office.
May you find peace in your heart, and hold the memories close. God Bless each of you , and know you will always have a angel with wings.

Sandy Sanchez

Sandy - A12207

September 25, 2007


Thank you for your service in the Winterhaven area. Such little time has passed, and it feels as just yesterday I spoke with you. May you rest in peace and God Bless.

Deputy A. Contreras
Imperial County Sheriff's Office

July 27, 2007

We are saddened to learn of Officer Dickey's passing. Your efforts at keeping each one of us safe are very much appreciated. Thank you for your years of service and your diligence to duty.

May your family feel the strength and prayers that we will continue to pour onto them.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

July 19, 2007

Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and the California Highway Patrol.

Cpl Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

July 15, 2007

It was an honor knowing you and working with you. I still think about graveyards or what you always did at the beginning of shift! You will be missed Robert. Myself, Jay, Armando, Eric, and the rest of the CHP family will always look after Katerina and Nathan. You will never be forgotten brother, I promise you that. I know your looking down on us with Ray right now, laughing and telling him how you taught me how to play paigow in Vegas, waiting for us all to be together again, we will see you soon enough. You gave the ultimate sacrafice Robert, it kills me inside every day but I also know that you were doing what you loved to do. Katerina and Nathan will be taken care of. We will all let Nathan know what a wonderfull man you are and how much you loved him. God be with you Robert.

Officer Daniel Webb

July 13, 2007

Go home now, brother. Your shift is through.


July 11, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and everyone affected by this tragic loss. Know that your sacrifice and service will not go unnoticed. Being a prospective CHP cadet, I will make sure that your sacrifice and that of every Officer of this fine organization will be our driving force to pick up where you left off.

Rest in Peace.

Prospective CHP Cadet

July 7, 2007

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

Asst. Chief Justin K. Nevels
Clinton, LA Police Department

July 3, 2007

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