Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief Deputy Kevin Kell Roberts

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, November 14, 2010

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Reflections for Chief Deputy Kevin Kell Roberts

This popped up today. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. Lot of memories flooding back. They say only the good die young. Truer words never spoken. Rest easy my friend.

Kay Hasslee
Former Chief Deputy

November 17, 2020

Chief Deputy Roberts,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Greene County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 14, 2020

Rest in peace Chief Deputy Roberts.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2019

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 2, 2018

Kevin it has been three years and six months since your death, but it seems like an "ETERNITY" ! I come to this site some times just to keep fresh the "DANGER" that we face each time we go on duty. You are missed now just as much as you when you take from us so violently ! But " HEAVY " we are making it one day at a time, REST IN PEACE BROTHER !!!!

Lieutenant Terry Surgick
Greene County Sheriff's Office

May 26, 2014

I cannot believe it has been 3 years since we lost you. I can imagine that you are up there hanging out with Joe and swapping stories.
My thoughts and prayers to your family at this time of remembrance.
We love you Heavy

Pam Alexander
Widow of Joe Alexander City of Greensboro PD, Greensboro Ga

November 13, 2013

It's been two years now since you have been gone my friend. You are still sorely missed as a friend and leader! R.I.P. my friend and we will see you on the other side...

Robby McCannon
Greene County Sheriff's Office, GA

November 16, 2012

Rest in Peace, Chief Deputy Roberts. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 31, 2012

Kevin it has been just over a year and I guess that it will get a little easier as time goes on but it is still very fresh. Your Sheriff Office family talks about you each and every day as we go through our daily duties and I hpoe you don't mind but we laugh about things that you would say. This takes some of the pain that we were feeling away from your sudden death. I hope this reaches you in heaven and it brings a smile to your face " Rest In Peace " my brother until we meet again.

Sgt. Terry J. Surgick, Sr.
Greene County Sheriff Office

December 12, 2011

Chief Deputy Roberts,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Greene County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 2, 2011

I just learned of this tragic event and I am deeply saddened by this shocking news. I had the honor of serving with Kevin for a few years. I left the Sheriff's Office but did not leave the Sheriff's Office behind me. I took many great experiences with me and apply them to my life. I will remember most about Kevin is how much the Greene County community meant to him and how much he meant to that community. As a young officer some of my ideas differed from his.Sometimes I walked away sratching my head. As I grow older and hopefully wiser, I realize what he was thinking. He did this job because he truely loved his family, friends and community. Kevin has had a great impact on many lives and we should all remember the sacrifice that he has made. Rest in peace and God Bless you.

Sgt H Sissem
Friend/PA Dept. of Corrections

December 20, 2010

To the friends and family members of Chief Deputy Kevin Kell Roberts,

May you find peace during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Session 49
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Session 49
Zone Five Police Academy

December 18, 2010

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Chief Deputy Kevin Kell Roberts and the Greene County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Officer Roberts, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

December 2, 2010

To my friend, mentor and Chief Deputy you will never be forgotten!! Thanks for all the memories from the time I was a young man growing up until the time I began my law enforcement career. Go rest in HEAVEN with our LORD and let us continue the duties here on earth. Thanks for everything Chief! I will miss you always!!....Robby

Sgt. Robby McCannon
Greene County SO

December 2, 2010

Rest in peace Chief. Thank you for your service. May god bless your family and give them peace.

Sgt Dan Cheadle Oblong Il Police Dept

November 26, 2010

Brother Kevin,

Please keep the gates of heaven open for the rest of us,

R.I.P. my Brother

CPL. Robert L. Padgett ( ret )
La Plata P.D. Md.

November 24, 2010

May God give your family the strength to get through this difficult time. Heroes will never be forgotten and YOU SIR are a hero. I salute you.

Detective Senior Sergeant (Retired)
Victoria Police, Australia

November 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 whose 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 23, 2010

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges 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 tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
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 silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

November 21, 2010

We are all sadden at the passing of Chief Roberts. We pray for the family and friends of Chief Roberts. Your service to your community and country will always be remembered.

Director / Airport Security Division
MPS Department of Public Safety

November 21, 2010

Thank you for your service, Rest in peace Chief.

CRO J Clendening
Glades County Sheriffs Office (FL)

November 21, 2010

Heavy, Every man would have been blessed to have met you. He would call you friend also. I will miss you. Rest in peace

Wayne Campbell

November 20, 2010

RIP brother Kevin.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det Bevenour
Gettysburg PD

November 20, 2010

You were a true leader to all of us and we will never forget the lessons you have taught us, nor the good times we have had together. We will never be able to replace you!

Deputy Paula Brook
Greene County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

November 20, 2010

Rest in peace brother. God Bless you and your family.

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

November 19, 2010

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