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

When God Made Peace Officers
Unknown Author
When the Lord was creating peace officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one"

And the Lord said, "Have you read the spec on this order?" A peace officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn't touch, and not wrinkle his uniform."

He has to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses and testify in court the next day."

He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. And he has to have six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of hands...no way."

"It's not the hands that are causing me problems." said the Lord, "It's the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have."

"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. "One pair that sees through the bulge in a pocket before he asks, 'May I see what's in there sir?' (When he already knows and wishes he'd taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of the head for his partner's safety. And another pair of eyes here in the front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say. 'You'll be all right ma'am.' When he knows it isn't so."

"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow."

"I can't" said the Lord, "I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident, and feed a family of five on a civil service pay check."

The angel circled the model of the peace officer very slowly. "Can it think?" she asked.

"You bet." said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of a hundred crime scenes; recite Miranda warnings in his sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five learned judges to debate the legality of the stop...and still keeps its sense of humor."

"This officer also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with crime scenes painted in hell; coax a confession from a child abuser; comfort a murder victim's family; and then read in the daily paper how law enforcement isn't sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her fingers across the cheek of the peace officer. "There's a leak." She pronounced. "I told you that you are trying to put to much in this model."
"That's not a leak," said the Lord, "it's a tear."
"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.
"It's for bottled-up emotions; for fallen comrades; for commitment to that funny piece of metal called his badge; for justice."
"You're a genius." said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there." he said.
We know every day that those who wear the badge of law enforcement..when they kiss their family goodbye it could be their last. Hope these words will help you through the dark times.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Canon City, Colorado

Marilyn Robinson
Citizen

June 11, 2007

Rest In peace Brother

Officer Eric Newbury
California Highway Patrol

June 11, 2007

RIP Brother. We have it from here...

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

June 11, 2007

We are never prepared for the loss of a loved one, but God is always prepared to help us through that loss. May His presence begin the healing in your heart and soul, and may His love surround you with the comfort only He can give.

Thank you for your unselfish service to others. You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.


Wyoming Citizen

June 11, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to those who knew and now miss Officer Dickey.

May God lay His healing hands upon the family.

Retired Captain Joe L. Gilliland
Danville, KY PD

June 11, 2007

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Robert Dickey, and the California Highway Patrol. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Dickey, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

June 11, 2007

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE SIR.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

June 11, 2007

You, your family, and the entire Winterhaven CHP Office are in my prayers during this difficult time. Thank you for service to the citizens of CA.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
CHP (Stockton Area)

June 11, 2007

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

June 11, 2007

God bless you and your family.

Detective
Cranford Police Dept (NJ)

June 11, 2007

THOUGH I DID NOT KNOW OFFICER DICKEY PERSONALLY, I SEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO THOSE WHO DID. REST IN PEACE.

CPL DET OFC B BURNS
BRYAN COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT, GA

June 11, 2007

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT OFFICER DICKEY, HIS FAMILY AND THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL. OFFICER DICKEY, YOU ARE A HERO, TRYING TO KEEP THE STREETS OF CALIFORNIA SAFE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF YOUR STATE.

GOD BLESS YOU, BROTHER IN BLUE.

DETECTIVE RUTILO QUEZADA
SMITH COUNTY SHERIFF TYLER, TX

June 11, 2007

Rest in Peace.

SBPA
U.S. Border Patrol

June 11, 2007

May you rest in peace, you will be missed.

wife of a LEO

June 11, 2007

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Dickey. Rest in peace, sir, and thank you for your dedication and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

June 11, 2007

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