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,Sister. Thank you for your service. To all the Deputies of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department,please accept my condolences.

Sgt.BR Sexton
Okla.Dept.of Corrections

December 16, 2007

Robin... not only were you a great LEO and knew how to get down to business but you were also one of the sweetest people I have ever met in my life. You were such a beautiful person and you had a huge heart... even for people that didnt deserve it. Its so unfair that this has happened to you... you were taken away from us so soon... TOO soon... We ALL love you very very much... we hope you are in a better place and we will always remember you for the good times and laughs we shared... rest in peace... Myself and the rest of the Monroe County S.O family LOVE YOU AND WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alisa Vartumyan
Monroe County SO

December 15, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of deputy sheriff Robin Tanner in this difficult time. Godspeed!

Mark Schilli
DEA-St. Louis

December 15, 2007

Deputy Tanner,

I knew you briefly, but, never had the pleasure of working a shift with you. I would like to say that all of us will miss you. Those of us that are still here will stay UNITED and will continue to "fight the fight". You never did quit, and you have my respect. The Lord will comfort you forever.

Officer Roger Wagnon P-32 Retired
Key West Police Dept.

December 15, 2007


It seems like yesterday when we rode together with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. When I left for the Key West Department, I remembered your advice. You left positive impressions on me that I've carried with me since day one. I do miss your professional leadership, knowledge and friendship. Rest in peace. We will meet again.

Officer Donna Wagnon
Port Orange Florida, Police Dept.

December 15, 2007

May our Lord be with you and your family. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Croft

December 15, 2007

Ma'am may angels up above hold you beneath thier wings and together you dance.

A grateful civilian!

December 15, 2007

We miss you, Robin...
Rest in peace...

Joanna & Christian

December 15, 2007



December 15, 2007

Officer Tanner, Rest in peace.

RM Taylor

December 15, 2007

Dear Robin,

You gave the ultimate sacrifice for someone you didn't even know. That's something that most people wouldn't do. But we're not most people as law enforcement officers. You served your fellow officers and your community well. Rest in peace and know, at although we deeply grieve your loss, we will honor you by continuing to answer the call of duty.

To the deputies of Sectors 4 & 5, we are here for you should you need us.

Sgt. Lyle Agins
MCSO - Sector 7

December 15, 2007

Robin it was a pleasure knowing you, and working with you may God bless you, and keep you at his side, you well be missed.

Trp.B. Cardona
Florida Highway Patrol

December 15, 2007

I can't not understand why God keeps taking away good cops like Robin. Are things that bad in Heaven He needs all of them up there? Or is society that bad down here that He wants more angels to watch over us for his own version of 10-94?

Being a cop you truly become a family with those you work with. We spend more time with each other working than what we do with our own blood relatives. There are always many good times in which we laugh and joke around with each other to cope to get through a bad time in our life, the bad call we just went to or just because we are having fun.

I can remember when Robin first came back to Marathon. She was such a bundle of energy and always had a smile on her face. If you were down she would be right there, by your side, trying her best to get you out of your funk. I think that crazy streak in her would do anything to get someone out of it too!

Robin and I became fast friends. We shared countless phone calls, even after I transferred to traffic, in which we would chat about what to do to cheer a friend up, complain about the men in our lives (oh how we loved to do that!) and just general "girl" talk.

I will forever remember the number sixteen because of Robin. Robin is the 16th law enforcement officer to be taken away from the "Thin Blue Line" family in the state of Florida this year. It just hits closer to home when it is someone you knew, respected and were friends with.

For those who have left reflections and condolances who never new Robin, thank you.

To Robin's family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May it help you to know Robin was loved by many who thought the world of her.

Robin, my friend, you will always be such a wonderful, bright, happy soul no matter where you might heaven or as an angel over one of our shoulder protecting and guiding us. Thank you for being a such a great part of my life. I have truly missed our girl talks since moving and regret we will never be able to have them again. Please know you will always bring me wonderful, happy memories and have a place in my heart. You will be truly missed by everyone who's heart you have touched.....

Rest in Peace my friend, until we meet again..........

Officer Lin Badman
Palm Bay Police Department

December 15, 2007

from what i hear you were a fine deputy....everything i have heard about you has been wonderful. im so sorry for what had happened. rest easy deputy tanner.

OFC. M. Thebeau

December 15, 2007

1988-Being 17 years old and in a full-time academy wasn't easy. Quite a few people didn't appreciate the fact I was there, but a select few there welcomed me. Robin was one of them. We had alot of fun, & on the road developed the kind of rapport only a "Midnight" crew can have. Never under-estimate the value of a teammate, nor the value of a good friend. Out of the 30+ students, that small core of friends...we outlasted them all...20 years. I wish I could've seen you one more time. I'll miss you.

K9 Officer Boyd Williams Palm Bay PD
Monroe County SO 88-04

December 15, 2007

It is my pleasure to honor you and thank you for your dedicated service. May God bless and keep your family strong.

Lieutenant KC Jones
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

December 14, 2007

You were the best women police officer i have ever known. You were always making me laugh. rest in peace 4117*Dep. Robin Tanner
love you so much and always will
December 14.2007


December 14, 2007

Dear Lord,
Please accept our sister Robin, she has done her duty on earth. Bring her to your side upon her shield, as she has worn it with pride and honor. This day, as on all days "Blessed be the Peace Keeper.."

Trooper Allan Brenneis
Tennessee Highway Patrol

December 14, 2007

I praay that God will grant you peace and saftey upon your arrival from your final tour of duty. I pray that he too comforts all those that you have left behind. To the men and women of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, I will continue to pray for your safety and want thank you for your service.

God Bless you all

Semper Fi

GySgt Richie Gorton USMC ret.
Former MCSO reserve 720

December 14, 2007

4117 ~ Robin Tanner...gone but not forgotten.
Until we meet again...

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever, Amen

Comms Officer Yvonne Sprinkle
Monroe COunty Sheriff's Department

December 14, 2007

Rest in peace sister and thank you for your service.

nc game warden

December 14, 2007

Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. May your fellow Deputies and family be blessed and comforted at the time.

Trooper J. Cloward Utah Highway Patrol

December 14, 2007

May you sleep easy in God's arms, Robin. We thank you very much for your Service, Ma'am. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sr. Corporal Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall

December 14, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 14, 2007

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept,NY

December 14, 2007

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