Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective John Thomas Hobbs

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, March 3, 2014

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Reflections for Detective John Thomas Hobbs

I was in class 247 with John. We marched and sat near each other due to our last names. Very very very painful to read about this.

John Hill

June 25, 2021

John and my Dad were on a squad together for years. My Dad wanted to buy me a rifle and “bought “ a rifle from John for me to have as a youth. John returned the money because he wanted me to have it and I will keep this rifle the rest of my life. We remember him every year. He’s a hero.

Pat Cassidy
My father is a retired officer

March 4, 2021

John I remember you and I working together in South Mountain Precinct. Always the professional and a true protector of the community. You did the heavy lifting and were a hero to the end and now serve as an inspiration to others. You set the example for all in LE, PPD, FAID and 400. Rest in peace my Brother, you are not forgotten.

Chris Moore
Chief of Police
Palomar College Police Dept. CA
Phoenix Police Retired #5545

March 3, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Hobbs.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 31, 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

September 12, 2018

RIP my fellow Brother in Blue. Prayers for the family, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy now Sir, we have the watch from here.

Retired Detective Don Vine
Phoenix PD

March 4, 2018

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 3, 2018

When I found your memorial site today, it reminded me again that we are part of an international police family. It it now more than three years since your tragic loss, but today you are in my thoughts and prayers. I take this opportunity to say to John's family, friends and colleagues that, as you hold him in your hearts, we share your sense of pride and gratitude for his life and sacrifice. We pray God's comfort, strength and protection for you all.

Andy Paget, Senior Force Chaplain
Avon & Somerset Constabulary, United Kingdom

May 25, 2017

Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called Sons of God." - Matt. 5:9

Special Agent (Retired)
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

March 4, 2017

Three years has gone by and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and when we worked together at Projects. You are greatly missed John!

"Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called Sons of God." - Matt. 5:9

Phoenix PD

March 3, 2017

Thank you for your service! Rest in peace. I pray that your family finds comfort.

GySgt Ray V

May 17, 2016

Thank you for your service and God bless your loved ones

Deputy Sheriff (retired)
Cochise County Sheriff's Department

March 17, 2016

God bless you my brother for your courage and sacrifice, and may the Lord bless your wife and children. Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

March 6, 2016

Today I remember my friend and coworker. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and the effect you had on my family. I still have the picture of you riding your newly purchased motorcycle up I-17 and the smile on your face as you watched me snap it... You are missed my friend... Rest in Peace John!

Phoenix PD

March 3, 2016

Detective Hobbs, today is the second anniversary of your LODD, and I can still remember it vividly. Heroes are never forgotten. Thank you for protecting the citizens of Phoenix for twenty one years, and you will always be in our hearts and memories.

Taylor Ramerth
Citizen of Chandler, Arizona and supporter of law enforcement

March 3, 2016

It has been almost two years since you left. I remember your first day when you came to the FTO squad. Fresh out of the Academy and so anxious to learn, to do, to excel and be a great Phoenix cop. You did exactly that. Your enthusiasm, strength and courage were second only to your love of the job and tat was second only to your love of your family.

Rest in peace, my friend.

Sgt Chris Bray (retired)
Poenix Police Department

March 1, 2016

You were truly an hero rip brother

Officer wife Lee San
Leo wife

November 10, 2015

Dear John, I think of you very often, from the days in the gym as a young high school student to the days on patrol together. You are always in my heart. Love you brother

phoenix police

August 4, 2015

We still miss you John "we" are The street cops of our city!!!!

Phoenix Police Department

April 6, 2015

Heartfelt condolences to Detective Hobbs' family, friends and work colleagues. May his spirit be as one with the universe. R.I.P.

Retired Senior Constable of N.S.W police
New South Wales Police Force, Australia

March 11, 2015

Detective Hobbs, it has been a year since your LODD, and I still remember it vividly. You are a true hero, and heroes are never forgotten. Rest in peace, sir. May you find peace in heaven with all you fallen brothers and sisters in blue.

Taylor Ramerth

March 4, 2015

Never forgotten, always missed. Blessed to have known you. Thanks for being an amazing friend to my bro.

Kenny's lil sis

March 2, 2015

Legacies aren't bestowed upon all the departed; but by those who knew the cost the Hero was making in the eleventh hour.

Detective David Shane Forbes
Phoenix Police Department (FAID)

February 25, 2015

I extend my deepest condolences to the Phoenix Police Department and Officer Hobb's family. No family should suffer their loved one being murdered.

Keri Lynn

December 27, 2014

I also extend my condolences to the Family, Friends and the Phoenix Police Department.

Sgt./Insp. Richard Alves Ret.
San Francisco Police Dept.

July 26, 2014

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