Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert Carey Deckard, Jr.

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 20, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert Carey Deckard, Jr.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Deckard. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at San Antonio Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

December 30, 2013

Officer Deckard,

I know you will rest well in the arms of God.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

December 29, 2013

Thank you Officer Deckard for you faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your family and agency peace and comfort.

Trooper Joe Dellwo #446
Minnesota State Patrol

December 29, 2013

To to the family of Officer Bobby Deckard, friends, Chief of Police William McManus and the San Antonio Police Department.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always.

Patrolman A. S. (Scott) Batson
Cherry Police Department

December 28, 2013

RIP my Fellow Brother in Blue. My Prayers go to your Family, Friends, and, Co-Workers.

Retired Detective Don Vine #5896
Phoenix Police Department

December 28, 2013

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Robert Deckard Jr. and to the entire San Antonio Police Dept.

Officer Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

December 28, 2013

Rest in Peace.. You were a great friend and co-worker.

Alexander Ambrus- Sr. Dispatcher
Bexar County Pct.4

December 28, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

December 27, 2013

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

December 27, 2013

The South San Antonio I.S.D. Police Dept. would like to extend our condolences the the Deckard family, and to the San Antonio Police Dept. family as well.
God be with you all.

Sgt. Guadalupe Cruz
So. San Antonio I.S.D. Police

December 26, 2013

May God bless you in your time of breavement. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Texas Game Warden Mack Chambers
Texas Parks and Wildlife

December 24, 2013

Bobby. We all miss you nearly.. But we want you to know that Little Davin Deckard will forever know that his daddy is a true hero. He will never forget you.. we will take care of him and watch him Grow Into your shoes.. He asks about you all the time. And he says u r in San Antonio and wants to see you :/ We love you Bobby..miss you lots...


December 24, 2013

Continue you to have you in my prayers. This one really hurts Bobby. My LT mention your name at roll call today my tears began to stream down my face. We worked the same department but different side of town. I will miss you. You my dear brother are a HERO! Your memory will live on!

Janie LANGE #1549 WPA
San Antonio Police Dept

December 24, 2013

Rest In Peace Sir!!! My deepest condolences go out to Officer Deckard's family and friends as well as the entire San Antonio Police Department. Another hero called home from the Thin Blue Line...

Deputy Michael Matranga
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Regional Traffic Bureau

December 24, 2013

God's peace and speed Officer Deckard. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

December 24, 2013

True hero to the end. RIP

Segeant Yalcin Kiyar
NYPD retired

December 24, 2013

"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."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department, WY

December 24, 2013

Bobby, I did not work with you, but I believe you showed up to assist me on a pursuit one time almost 2 years ago. I had been checking up on been your status everyday during those two weeks you were in the hospital with alot of sadness in my heart. The day you were taken from us was the day that I graduated the State Trooper academy and got engaged. Two events that are some of the most proud moments in my life but I could not help but have a deep sorrow for such the tremendous loss that the LE community and the world in general experienced by losing you. To Bobby's family, I am so very sorry for your loss and have don't know the words to say. I truly believe Bobby was the Officer that we all want to be and I also believe he exemplified what it meant to protect and serve. Rest in peace brother, we will take it from here.

Matt Cornett; THP
Texas Department of Public Safety

December 24, 2013

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. May God keep your family in His arms.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

December 24, 2013

God be with the family of Officer Deckard. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers, thoughts, and support go out to you all. Thank you so much for his service and protecting the citizens of San Antonio. He will never be forgotten. God bless.....

San Antonio Citizen

December 23, 2013

Thank you Officer Deckard for fighting the good fight. After reading about the vehicle pursuit and your history I know you feel exactly how i do about your job and duty to our community. I have been in many vehicle pursuits and i know you were determined to catch these worthless souls and let the system take care of them. They got off one lucky shot. You did all you could and did it with true honor. May we all honor Officer Deckard by vowing to better our lives and those who we come in contact with.


December 23, 2013

I miss you more than simple words could ever explain. Running with you on a daily basis, fighting crime, listening to your corny jokes and laughing at the dumbest stuff is what made you one of my best friends. I will always remember our crazy fishing and hunting trips and all the drama that our women brought us! I know you are watching over all of us from heaven. Rest now my brother, I will try and carry on your legacy from down here and will think of you always. You were the epitome of what an Officer should be and gave the ultimate sacrifice for us all. I love you my brother.

Officer Gabriel Rosas
San Antonio Police Department North Patrol Daylight

December 23, 2013

The lord has sent his angels to San Antonio to keep the thin blue line that separates the light from the dark, and sometimes the lord needs to call his very best angels home to walk the beat in heaven, Officer Deckard was definitely on the side of the light, may the lord carry his soul

PFC Gregory, Stephen
US Army / Grateful Citizen of San Antonio

December 23, 2013

My condolences to the deceased officers ...

cera polismen

December 23, 2013

Officer Deckard, your service to your community continued even after death. To think, while alive you protected many, in death, you have saved lives. Who can deny how much of a hero you are? No one. I thank you for all you have and continue to do.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 23, 2013

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