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

On behalf of the members of the International Police Association, I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to you, your family and friends regarding the loss of your Detective John Hobbs.

I sincerely extend my sympathy to Det John Hobbs family and your department as you cope with your loss. Det. John Hobbs' service to law enforcement will never be forgotten.


Bonnie Watt Chaplain IPA_USA
International Police Associaiton- US Section

June 29, 2014

41 years on the job. Had the privilage of knowing men like you.

Buried 20 in my time from my own Department. They were all special , as are you.

You saw to it that the guy who did for you will never raise his hand against another Officer. Your in good company now Son.
Your with your own kind. The Warriors. You won.

God Bless You
Carry On

1st Lieutenant J.S. Decker # 603
Prince George's County Md. Police Department

June 20, 2014

As a lifelong resident of Arizona, it's always heartbreaking for me to hear of one of our officers loose their life in the line of duty. Detective John Hobbs was a hero who risked his life every day making the city of Phoenix a safer place for us. Thank you, Detective Hobbs for protecting the citizens of Phoenix. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you find peace in Heaven with all your fallen brothers and sisters in blue, and God Bless all the men and women of the Phoenix Police Department.

Taylor Ramerth
Citizen of Chandler, Arizona

June 8, 2014

God Bless you Sir. 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.

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

May 10, 2014

To Mrs. Hobbs, children and the rest of the family.
I have prayed for you guys today. There is so many of us who are thinking of you and wanting to support you one way or another. There is very little we all can do to alleviate your pain, but just know that you will always have the help you need from those who have walked this same road that you are on now. Just reach out.

Ms. Nohemy Hite
Line of Duty Death Survivor

May 7, 2014

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

May 6, 2014

He went to work that day and did not know
This shift he served would bring such sorrow
This call to duty would be his last
His time on earth is now his past
God set this day as his time to go
Rest in peace Deceive Hobbs, now a hero
He gave the ultimate sacrifice
With integrity and pride he paid the price
His family, friends and colleagues will mourn
As an angel in heaven he is now reborn
His golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the very best.

Master Sergeant Retired Jane Hosteny
Illinois State Police

May 4, 2014



May 4, 2014

Rest in Peace, prayers for the family.

Deputy L. Barth
Taylor County Sheriff's Department

May 4, 2014


You will never be forgotten Brother. We think of your Bravery every day and the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police Department. You wore the Uniform with Dignity and Honor and I am so blessed to have known you and worked with you at Desert Horizon Precinct. I know you are with God watching over us all now.

Officer Christine M Geis 5472 (Retired)
Phoenix Police Department

April 22, 2014

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when John was killed.

To the Hobbs family, fellow deputies, and all who call John beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Detective Hobbs gave to his community and the citizens of Arizona , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 3, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 5, 2014

Det. Hobbs, it takes a remarkable man with unmatched courage and strength to stay in the fight and to never give up on the mission even after being so severely injured. GOD bless you and your family, my thoughts and prayers go out to them, and everyone at the Phoenix PD.


March 24, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Detective John Hobbs as well as to the Phoenix Police Department. Rest in peace Detective Hobbs, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

March 22, 2014

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference...May you rest in peace brother.

"fidelis ad mortem"

Detective John Lombardi

March 21, 2014

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

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

March 20, 2014

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - Wife of US Marshal

March 18, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Detective John Hobbs and the extended law enforcement family of the Phoenix (Arizona) 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

March 16, 2014

Thank you for your steadfastness for public safety. May you and your family find peace. I salute you. My heart is broken.

Cop's mom

March 15, 2014

Detective John Hobbs,

When you made your decision to enter law enforcement you became blessed:

For the Lord said, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9 ESV

When you participated in the infamous manhunt for a wanted felon on Monday, March 3, 2014, you answered God's call to serve:

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." Isaiah 6:8 ESV

As a result, you sacrificed your life so that others might live and be protected:

"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 ESV

I, along with your family, friends and comrades, will mourn your sacrifice and loss in the line of duty:

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4 ESV

Now go! Rise up! And do battle against evil as an angel for the Lord!

In God's merciful love,

Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

March 14, 2014

Thank you for giving all you had to give to the profession. You are a hero to us all and you will always be remembered and honored. What a sacrifice you have made. Let God give you now what he has prepared for you. We love you and honor you.

Marshal B. Tindle
City Marshal's Office, Killeen, TX

March 14, 2014

Thank you for your courage, honor, and ultimate sacrifice. You will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero. My thought and prayers are with your family, co-workers and friends.

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Police Department

March 14, 2014

Thoughts and prayers to the family of Detective Hobbs and the entire Phoenix Police Department.

Detective Sergeant T. McLeod
Akron OH Police Dept.

March 14, 2014

Rest in Peace, my thoughts and prayers go out to Detective Hobbs' family and the entire Phoenix Police Department.

Sergeant David Hoover
Lakewood Police Department

March 13, 2014

You will be missed Detective Hobbs. Your brother officers will never forget you. You lived your life a true hero to all. RIP Detective.

Sergeant Yalcin Kiyar sh#3518
NYPD retired

March 13, 2014

Rest in Peace.

Retired Commander Debra J. Fair
Detroit Police Department

March 13, 2014

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