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.

My thoughts an prayers are with Officers Deckards family and the San Antonio police dept. I know how it feels I lost my cousin deputy Chad Key with the Grayson County TX Sheriffs offices in April. Go on Robert an stand guard at the gates until we all meet again.

Colby Wallace Firefighter/EMT
Ranger Tx Fire Department

December 21, 2013

May God grant your family and friends the strength to get through these difficult times. Heroes will never be forgotten and you, Officer Deckard, are a true hero. R.I.P. BROTHER.

Detective Senior Sergeant (Retired)
Victoria Police, Australia

December 21, 2013

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Bobby Deckard and the extended law enforcement family of the San Antonio, Texas Police Department. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 21, 2013

It is a sad day for all Officers in Texas having lost one of our own. The SAPD and the family of Officer Deckard will be in my thoughts and prayers, and I will honor his sacrifice.

Officer Aaron Denn
Brookhaven College Police Department

December 21, 2013

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Robert Deckard and to the entire San Antonio Police Department. God Bless the Deckard Family.

Officer Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

December 21, 2013

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P. Waggle
Civilian

December 21, 2013

Peace be with you and your family. God bless

Officer Jaime Garcia
Plano Police Department

December 21, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Robert Deckard as well as to the San Antonio Police Department. R.I.P Sir

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic Unit

December 21, 2013

Rest easy brother, you have stood your watch with pride and professionalism. Go to the promised place where you can look down to see your brothers continue what you have started. Thank you for your service. May the light of Christ ease the pain on the ones you have loved, and those who have loved you in return.

Sean D. Creamer; Chief (ret)
TPSU; New Bern, NC

December 21, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a Hero Officer Declared. Rest in peace Dear Brother. God bless.

CATHERINE A. GARIBAY SANCHEZ
SURVIVING SISTER of DEPUTY SHERIFF
STEVEN GARIBAY EOW 2/10/1987

December 21, 2013

Officer Deckard -

Thank you for your devoted service to protecting your community from predators. We'll never who whose lives your sacrifice saved or what mayhem was prevented by your final acts of courage. We thank your family, to whom we owe a debt of gratitude that we can not sufficiently repay. We pray that you and your family will feel the comforting presence of the Holy Ghost, even if they are not able to physically see it or articulate it. We pray they will know that you are with God and that God sacrificed His only son in our defense. May the peace of God that passes all understanding rest on you and your family as a cloud of shelter by day and a pillar of fire by night. Vengeance is the Lord's. May you rest in peace and rise in glory.

Officer J. Greaves
Alpharetta Police Department

December 21, 2013

God Bless you. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

December 21, 2013

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
12-25-2010
Officer Jim Weaver (11452,) LAPD retired

Sheriff, Jim Weaver (Retired}
Jerome County, Idaho

December 21, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother.

Officer R. Bellamy
Escondido PD

December 21, 2013

Rest in Peace , God Bless your family

Chief M Rasmussen
Gilbert WV

December 21, 2013

RIP Brother God speed ahaed

Stephen Bruet, PPO II
NC Department of Safety

December 21, 2013

The greatest gift anyone can give another is the gift of life. By donating his organs, Officer Deckard will continue on through the lives of those he has shared his organs with and the lives he touched during his own. Rest in peace and may your family find comfort in this difficult time.

Tom Tagliente
United States Citizen

December 21, 2013

Romans 13:4
Good News Translation (GNT)
because they are God's servants working for your own good. But if you do evil, then be afraid of them, because their power to punish is real. They are God's servants and carry out God's punishment on those who do evil.

R.I.P.

Special Agent Darin L. Paul
F.B.I.

December 21, 2013

R.I.P brother. May God rest your soul & justice be served.

Officer Edwin Lara / External Ops
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

December 21, 2013

Rest in peace Brother Robert.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

December 21, 2013

Rest in peace my friend. You're watch is over, and we have it from here. God bless you and your family.

Sgt David Olsen
Seneca Police Department

December 21, 2013

IN THE LINE OF DUTY
by Marilyn Moller
DPS Victim Services

Each morning when we go to our jobs, we don’t expect to be killed in the performance of our duties. We can pretty much expect that we will return home to our families at the end of the day. Imagine then, having a job where just the opposite is true. You’re at work, talking with co-workers, then in a split-second you must make a life and death decision that could affect not only your life, but the life of others as well. A whole career will be critiqued on that one decision. A job you once loved may never be the same again.

Police officers must enforce the laws that our government makes. The problem is that “we the people” have a double set of standards, enforce the laws for others, but don’t pick on me.

Police officers are criticized by our society for “excessive use of force” yet at times it becomes necessary – not only to protect themselves, but also protect the lives of that same society that criticizes them.

Police officers see the worst of our society while responding to calls of domestic violence, homicide, assaults, stabbings, suicides, and child abuse. They deal with drunks, murderers, rapists, and drug dealers. Imagine taking that type of baggage home with you. A police officer must mask his emotions. After all, he can’t have people thinking he is “soft” or “weak” and unable to perform his job, so he hides the pain.

Working in all types of weather, a police officer must sometimes work seven days a week, pulling 10 to 12 hour shifts at a time. When they do have time off, it isn’t always theirs to enjoy. There are court appearances, training classes to attend, special duty assignments, and the off-duty jobs some officers must work just to get by. The job of a police officer is not just to “serve and protect.” They must be educators, referees, and sometimes social workers. They give directions, change tires, cradle children, administer first aid, and comfort the elderly. Police officers are spit on, cursed at, assaulted, and often killed while trying to make our cities and streets a safer place.

All of this – In The Line of Duty!


“Greater love hath no man than he who lays down his life for another”

To Honor Officer Robert Deckard and the men and women of the San Antonio Police Department. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Marilyn Moller - Victim Services
TX Department of Public Safety - Capitol

Marilyn Moller - Victim Services
TX Department of Public Safety - Capitol

December 21, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer Deckard and God Bless your family. Thank you for your service in life and in death with your Gift of Life through organ donation. Our daughter revieced the Gift of Life with donated liver and kidney in 2011.

Patrol Sgt. Dan Winkels
Stearns County Sheriff's Office, MN

December 21, 2013

May God Bless You and Your Family.

Sr.PO. PJ Straker
Houston PD

December 21, 2013

You have earned your wings. May you rest in the eternal presence of God! Prayers for your family.

Bill Avera, Assistant Chief
Dallas ISD Police Department

December 21, 2013

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