Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Robert Alan Potter

New Mexico Motor Transportation Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Reflections for Officer Robert Alan Potter

Rest in peace Officer Potter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 21, 2020

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 17, 2018

I worked with Robert. He was a good man, greatly missed!

Officer Gaylon Fuller
MTD

September 2, 2018

Rest in Peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 16, 2017

Not many people will notice a hero when they see one but when I hear about Robert Alan Potter I knew Heros do exist and live along side me and my family keeping them safe. Than you Officer Potter for your service.

Explorer Jacob Kinard
San Diego sheriff

May 17, 2016

Robert, it's been a year since you left us. It seems like yesterday MTD was brighten by your smile. You are and will always be a part of our memories. MTD was graced by your dedication and commitment to the K9 unit, Honor Guard, the citizens of New Mexico and fellow LEOs. You will live forever in our hearts and memories …

Teresa, former MTD Admin

Teresa D. Enriquez
NM Corrections Department
Office of Security Threat Management
Executive Assistant

August 15, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 5, 2012

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Robert died. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

My cherished son, fallen Officer Larry Lasater, was also your brother in green so I thank you for your service in the USMC and bid you semper fi.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Officer Potter gave to his community and the citizens of New Mexico, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 15, 2012.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 15, 2012

Officer Potter,
Sir, as a fellow LEO and former Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as an LEO-but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. I am a Border Patrol Agent stationed in El Paso and from time to time I have been detailed out to New Mexico-Deming and Lordsburg to specific and every time I have come into contact with officers from your Agency-they have always been professional and outstanding to work with.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow former Marine/LEO

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

September 5, 2012

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

September 4, 2012

Thank you for your service and dedication sir. You are a hero and now patrol the streets of heaven. RIP Sir. Prayers are with your family

Jenkins
TCSHPD

August 30, 2012

Officer Potter, my heart goes out to your wife and son. Thank you for being a hero to those you have helped. May you be with God now and rest in peace. Thank you brother. We have the watch now.

Ofc Michael Bernard
Richfield Township P.D., Davison, MI

August 30, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers to the dear family of Officer Robert Potter. God Bless him for his service and dedication to duty. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

August 29, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

August 29, 2012

god be with you brother!

DEP.SHERIFF P.M.HALBERT#4549
COOK COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS

August 28, 2012

My deepest and most sincere sympathy.

Pat Ross
Cop's mom

August 28, 2012

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis County Police Dept

August 27, 2012

Rest in peace, Brother.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Department

August 26, 2012

When I Must Leave You For a Little While
by Karna Franche


When i must leave you for a little while,
please do not grieve and shed wild tears and hug your sorrow to you through the years,
but start out bravely with a gallant smile.
And for my sake and in my name,
live on and do all the things the same.
Feed not on your loneliness and empty days,
but fill each working hour in useful ways.
Reach out your hand in comfort and cheer and in turn I will comfort you and hold you near.
And never, never be afraid to die for I am waiting for you in the sky!......May The Spirit of God Keep You ....
And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. (NLT).......1 Thessalonians 4:13–14

THERESA MELODY
Someone who cares

August 22, 2012

On behalf of the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Session 53, we extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Officer Robert Potter. Thank you for your seven years of service. Semper Fi, and may you rest in peace. 

Recruit Frederick Warfield
Saratoga Springs Police Department

August 22, 2012

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Robert Potter and the New Mexico Transportation Police during this time. Thank you, Officer Potter, for your service.

Staff
National Police Wives Association

August 21, 2012

Rest in Peace.
You will never be forgotten.
My condolences to your family.

Allan K. Iversen Jr. {Retired Lt.}
Suffolk Police Department, VA

August 21, 2012

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.
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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wy Police Dept.

August 21, 2012

Godspeed, Robert, as you assume your new watch guarding Heaven's scenes. A knowing God has called up yet another Marine who also wore a badge. May your wife and son be held tightly in His hand. Semper Fidelis.

Kevin Murphy
USMC; Kirkland (WA) PD, ret.

August 21, 2012

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