Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert Heinle

Missoula Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Friday, February 12, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert Heinle

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 4, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 13, 2018

With the utmost respect my brother...I salute you and only wish you perpetual peace.
ALL BLUE LIVES MATTER.

Lt. Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D.

February 12, 2017

Today, 4 years after his sacrifice, “A” Shift honors Robert "Bob" Heinleby dedicating our watch to him. God bless you, R.I.P. brother.

Sgt. Jason Slaughter
Radford City Police Department

February 12, 2014

Bob, I'm blessed to know you when I did, and your spirit will live on. Your courage was with me every shift.

JS, UMPD

May 7, 2013

Bob,

I will be honoring you this year as I ride my bike to DC with Law Enforcement United. You and your sacrifice will never be forgotten brother.

- D. Chadwick

Off D. G. Chadwick
Chesapeake Police Department, Va

May 9, 2011

Bob, You were a great Police Officer, and I am honored to have known you. I always looked up to you while growing up. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Missoula. RIP my brother.

Ofc. F. Koutelieris
Washougal PD

March 7, 2011

Thinking of the family and friends of Officer Bob Heinle on the one year anniversary of his death. Knowing that others are thinking of my family today is a comfort to me, and I hope that I can pass some of that along to you. Carroll County, GA lost a good officer on the same day that you lost Officer Heinle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Clay Crawford
Nephew of Deputy Davy Crawford, EOW 02/12/2010

February 12, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first 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.

Time never dimishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 12, 2011

To Officer Robert (Bob) Heinle, his family and his fellow officers with the Missoula Police Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

February 12, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time 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 Officer Heinle. 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. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Bob, 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 Bob's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Bob's life was about so much more than the way he died. Bob will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Heinle, 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 seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

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

July 11, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

God bless Officer Robert (Bob) Heinle for his devotion and sacrifice to the citizens of Missoula, where I have family also. Thank you Bob. Rest in His arms in peace.....

dan delka/patrol officer
Salt Lake City Police Department

May 17, 2010

Officer Heinle,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Missoula. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

April 29, 2010

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Missoula Police Department. May peace be with you during this tragic time. We grieve with you and know that your hero will never be forgotten. To Officer Heinle's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lauren Yanez
Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association

April 13, 2010

Rest in peace at last, Officer Heinle. Thank you for your service to the community. Prayers for your family, friends, and law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed.

Kathy Bubb
Citizen

April 5, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Robert Heinle,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Robert Heinle. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Robert Officer Heinle is a hero.

Respectfully,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

Anonymous

March 27, 2010

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over. God please watch over, and tend to the loved ones left behind.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

March 26, 2010

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. May he grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they need to get through the rough times ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount vernon PD NY

March 23, 2010

God bless you, your family and the men and women of the Missoula Police Dept. Rest in peace brother.

Officer Borghesani
San Francisco Police Dept

March 14, 2010

Rest In Peace. SALUTE!

PO ADAMS
NYPD 46 PCT

February 28, 2010

REST IN PEACE, BROTHER
PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

February 27, 2010

To Bob and Lisa's families: I am honored to have dispatched Bob when Lisa and I worked together at Missoula County 911 many years ago. He was a kind, gentle, funny, intelligent man who loved life and lived it to the fullest every single day. I'm so proud of this true hero and the love of his life who helped him live his out his dreams.

Julie Turner

"396...228, at your 10-42"

Julie Turner, Dispatch Shift Supervisor
The Woodlands Fire Department, The Woodlands, TX

February 24, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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

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

February 24, 2010

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You left us a true hero, and I wont ever forget that. Your Wife, Family, Friends and the Missoula PD will remain in my thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult time.

Rest in peace Officer...

J Clendening #407
Glades County Sheriffs Office (FL)

February 22, 2010

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