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Patrolman David Roberts

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, May 27, 2011

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Reflections for Patrolman David Roberts

Patrolman 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 Denver. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 27, 2021

I was a young Denver Police Officer attending the police academy, when it was located at 550 E. Iliff Ave. One day dutng lunch, I saw a man walking across the fields behind the academy building, and he appeared to have some difficulty walking. A short time later, after we had returned to class, the same gentleman was escorted into the classroom, and was introduced to our class. It was the same man I saw struggling to cross the field...Dave Roberts. During his introduction, we were told about the circumstances of Officer Roberts' shooting, and of the difficulties that he now lived with every day. Dave spoke to us at length, and was animated and engaging, and still so full of life. It was a day that changed something inside of me, and is also something that I will never forget. After graduating the academy, I crossed paths with Dave a few times, and always enjoyed taking a few minutes to talk with him. It was evident that he was so broken hearted at no longer being able to serve as a Denver Policeman. I was saddened to hear of Dave Roberts' passing. He was truly on of the great ones...Aces, all the way around! Rest in peace, Officer Dave Roberts.

Jeffrey Rawson
Denver P.D. 86043

September 28, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 9 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 27, 2020

May God keep you by his side until we met again.

Jerry Seymour jr

October 20, 2018

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

September 20, 2018

Patrolman Roberts,
On today, the 6th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Denver. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 27, 2017

Dave, the Denver Police Department memorial starts with the lines, "When duty called, there was no thought but answer. No question, but the task that must be done." You lived the spirit of those lines and the spirit of our badge. You were also witty and always had a one-liner ready--a trait you never lost. You live on in the memories of those who knew you and are an inspiration even to those who did not have that good fortune.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

February 12, 2017

My thoughts are always with you. Happy Birthday yesterday. Miss you always and will make a donation in your memory and all the many officers who have died in line of duty this year.

Barbara Peterson Rozycki
Friend forever

July 17, 2016

God Bless you, Dave. Missing you and the good time's I was fortunate to share with you.

George Makolondra Police Officer
Retired Denver Police Dept.

May 27, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 27, 2015

You are not forgotten. May you R.I.P.

Ron Skeeters
Surviving Son Trooper Bernie Skeeters
Illinois State Police
EOW 5-20-1982

May 27, 2015

I have visited this page from time to time after being bestowed the honor of placing a flower in your honor in Washington DC. One of the highest honor I have ever had. Although I never knew you, I hope you know that a fellow officer will never forget you.

Detective Linda Hanna
Tulsa Police Department

May 26, 2015

Thinking about you. You're always in my prayer's.

George Makolondra Police Officer
Retired Denver Police Dept.

December 7, 2014

Your birthday is here again and as your forever friend I am
going to make a donation to the Memorial fund in your name so that other officers like you can have their name engraved ion the wall. You will always be remembered.
July 16, 2014

Barbara Rozycki, Forever Friend

July 16, 2014

You are always in my thoughts and I miss you. I remembered your birthday yesterday, July 16th and will make a donation to your memorial and to other fallen officers in your memory.

Barbara Rozycki, Forever Friend

July 17, 2013


The day before you were shot we had lunch together with a group of officers from both our agencies (Denver & Lakewood). I will always remember the shock when I received that phone call the next day...

Rest easy now...your duty is done.

Bill Barnes Sgt. (Ret)
Lakewood PD

June 28, 2013

Unless I am mistaken I was a good friend of your sister Bonnie. I think she worked at Denver General Hospital for awhile, then Pittsburg, KS. where I now live. She used to talk about the day you were shot. She thought the world of you. Now she is in heaven, you two are together eternally. I didn't know you, but knew alot about you just listening to Bonnie. David and Bonnie rest easy, you two will never be forgotten.

Randy Holtz

September 23, 2012

Detective Hanna, thank you so much for being at the memorial in Washington DC and honoring my brother. I wish I could have been there. Your e-mail address was deleted from the page, but if you would like to contact me, I am on yaho and it is dkhomra. I would love to hear from you. Thank you again, and thank you for your service as well.

Donette Homra

September 5, 2012

Today would be your 60th birthday. I'm remembering all the times we celebrated our birthdays by going out to eat- often at the Welshire. Those were wonderful times and I enjoyed spending them with you.
You are always on my mind and I'll always remember your wonderful sense of humor, our shared love of music, and most of all you, a very special man. Missing you.
Missing you.

Barbara Rozycki
Nurse and friend

July 16, 2012

This happened before I came on the job, but I will remember you long after I am gone from the job. Rest In Peace.

Denver Police Department

June 25, 2012

RIP Sir thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten

Son of Current LEO/Civilian Employee

June 1, 2012

Donette, I was given the honor to place a flower for David at the memorial service in Washington DC this year. I went to the memorial wall and did a rubbing of his name and collected some items from that service. I was going to send them to the Denver Police Department, but would very much like to send them to a family member. If you would like to send me your address I would very much like to mail these items to you. I am a police officer for Tulsa Police Department. My email address is

Detective Linda Hanna
Tulsa Police Department

May 17, 2012

Dave had a deep desire to be a policeman from the time he was a child. As his youngest sister, I always had to be the bad guy when we played cops and robbers, because there was never a question of who would play the officer. He never lost that passion, even after he was shot. I know that many people relied on Dave to make them feel comfortable with his injuries, and he did so with humor. I don't know that I would have kept such a good attitude if I had been in his place, and I can easily forgive him for the times he let his stubborness shine through. I loved him and I miss him, and I know that he is touched by all of the wonderful reflections that have been left on this page. Since Dave can't tell you himself, I'll say it for him... thank you.

Donette K. Homra

April 20, 2012

Rest in Peace brother.

Denver Police Department

April 3, 2012

One of the wonderful things about Dave Roberts was even after his disabling shooting; he never lost his heart for being a Denver Police Officer. He continued to interact with as many officers as he could and always had a story or joke to share. Dave faithfully attended every DPD event he could from cadet swearing in ceremonies to retirement parties of fellow officers – and everything in between. Dave would attend PPA Association meetings, new station open houses, holiday parties, and many other gatherings. The PPA included him when it would have been his 25-Year Dinner. Dave was a frequent visitor to out-of-state officers going through rehabilitation at Colorado’s Craig or Spaulding Hospitals. Dave often purchased sweat shirts, sweat pants, or a DPD ball cap from the PPA store to give to officers in rehabilitation stating, he knew they would be cold. This is a glimpse of Dave Roberts after his shooting. This is the work he wanted to do, and continued to do the remainder of his life. There is no doubt that having his name placed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in D.C. will be the 2nd best honor; right behind the day he was sworn in as a DPD Police Officer. He will be missed.

Shirley Grantham, Past Business Manager
Denver Police Protective Association

February 26, 2012

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