Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Robin Tanner

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, December 13, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Robin Tanner

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Tanner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 11, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 13, 2018

Rest in peace my sister.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 13, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Tanner, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all and you are a hero....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

December 13, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Tanner. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Deputy Tanner, we will never forget the sacrifice you made for us, may you continue to rest in peace. HEROES live forever, and you are a hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


December 13, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them, help them with their grief. You have not been forgotten.

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

December 13, 2010

Time does not heal the pain in our hearts but it does allow us to get up each and every morning and go forward that day. Deputy Tanner, you are not forgotten. God bless your family and may you rest in peace....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


December 13, 2010

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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you.
The pain and the pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 13, 2009

Our prayers are with your family. I met you brother and mother and they miss you very much. We have to remember you just beat us all home to be with our Savior. You and our son are walking the streets of gold and much happier than those left behind. May God Bless Your Family.

Deputy Altman's Mother

September 7, 2009

Today is the first anniversary of your homecoming. From these reflections I can tell you are missed. D. S. Tanner served proudly and was deeply loved and respected by those who knew her. It is a tragedy to lose her. We never know when our lives on this earth will end, but we can make a reservation in Heaven now and assure us a place when God calls us to Himself. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6) and He PAID the price for our sins on the Cross so we don't have to pay the penalty for our sins. Yipee! If we accept His payment by faith we can have salvation and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It is not something we must earn, it is a gift. The most precious one we can ever receive. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith_and this not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God_not by good deeds, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8,9. For without faith, it is impossible to please God. And our faith must be in God's only Son, Jesus Christ.
You were a credit to the uniform, Robin. My heart goes out to your
loved ones left behind and may the Lord comfort them as only He can.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


December 13, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this first anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

December 13, 2008


Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving. I miss you. Yesterday Monroe County lost another fine officer. I am sure you and Nick will watch over all deputies in Monroe County. Again Happy Thanksgiving, and I will check back in Christmas.

Former Transport Deputy MCSO
Jason Kroening 8588

Jason Kroening
Former Transport Deptuty MCSO

November 27, 2008

Robin served a lot longer that 6 years, I knew her well, twenty years ago. I was in D.C. last week and etched her name from the National Law Enforcement officers Memorial. I am happy to e-mail a photo to anyone who wants one.

Sgt. John Hardy

August 20, 2008

Well...I completed the Unity Tour. Unfortunately we could not ride on the third day because mother nature had something else planned for us. But you should know that I kept asking your for strength and you gave it to me. I met some people that worked in your area and that knew you. I gave them your bracelet to get it to your family along with my information to contact me if they wanted. Thank you for what you have done and I am sorry your gone from here. Please continue to watch over all of us, your brothers and sisters in brown and blue. We continue to walk the thin blue line. Hope we can meet when I come to join your watch in heaven.

S.H. Pennington
James City County Police (Va.)

May 18, 2008


Trooper kirk chambers
florida highway patrol

May 11, 2008

I knew Robin during her sojourn away from Florida. She always had a kind word and a smile, even when she seemed stressed. That endearing character of hers made her that much better as a police officer--she was kind to citizens and fellow officers alike. I was saddened to see her smiling face here on this tragic website. I know that she's missed, and I hope that God grants her family and friends solace.

Det. Dan Jackson
St. Louis County PD

March 3, 2008

You are now a part of the worlds elite police force. Watch over us working the beat as you walk your post. We hold you up as a hero being your service and dedication to your work. I do not know you but my heart bleeds for you and your love ones. We know now you are truely safe. On May 10, 2008 I begin a journey in your name I ride the Police Unity Tour. I have been chosen to ride in your honor. I will complete the ride knowing your sacrifice. Give me the strength that I need to go the distance. Thank you.

S.H. Pennington
James City County PD (Va.)

February 7, 2008

I wish to thank everyone who placed a reflection for my sister-in-law, Robin Tanner and for those who attended her funeral. I was overwhelmed by the turn out of officers from many branches that came to visit and show their respects. For that, I am very greatful and feel very blessed that she had so many friends all around the country. Again, thanks to everyone for the heartfelt cards, calls, flowers, donations to The Sheriff's Boys Ranch and hugs, they will always be remembered.

Missy Tanner

January 2, 2008

Deputy Tanner

You have made the ulitimate sacrifice! You are a true hero and now you patrol the streets of heaven above. The Lord will take care of your family and friends. May your soul Rest in Peace.

Douglas W. Bennett
Juvenile Probation Officer Ky Dept. of Juvenile Justice

January 1, 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 officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Tanner. 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 Robin, she sounds like she was a great woman with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew her 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 Robin's life and the WOMAN that she was. Remember that Robin's life was about so much more than the way she died. Robin will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember her.

Deputy Tanner, 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)

January 1, 2008

To the Tanner family-

I am so blessed to be able to call Bob Tanner, sister of Robin Tanner, my first cousin. Thank you, Bob and Missy for the service of your sister to our country. Her dedication will now serve as an example to all and have far reaching effects beyond all of our lifetimes. A Huntsville police officer, Eric Freeman, was killed in the line of duty just one day after Robin. It is great Officer Eric Freeman had Deputy Robin Tanner to greet him for his new beat on the streets of gold.

Linda Coats
Huntsville, AL

Linda Coats
family member

December 30, 2007

Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Massachusetts State Police

December 29, 2007

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Deputy Tanner, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Wife of a CSPD Officer

December 27, 2007

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