Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Robert Francis Wilson, III

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Reflections for Sergeant Robert Francis Wilson, III

I did not know Sgt. Wilson personally, yet he was still my brother. I have heard nothing but amazing things about him from dozens of people who knew him. I wish I could have gotten to know him. God bless and RIP, brother. You are solely missed.

P/O Patrick Heron #5205
Philadelphia Police Department
25th District
Appt. Date 05/22/1995

May 26, 2020

Sergeant Wilson, 5 years ago today your where brutally murdered while just trying to save people from two armed robbers may to you continue to rest in eternal peace

Mark Mottola

March 5, 2020

In less than a week from today, it will be 5 years since the unthinkable loss of Sgt. Wilson. The news coverage is still fresh in our minds. Today, on the news in Philadelphia, the most recent class of Police Recruits graduated from the Police Academy. They are being honored & celebrated at Temple University. I think back to the day your grieving Family also shared in the same kind of pride & happiness on the day of your graduation from the Academy. So many thoughts stay in the minds of all of us in Police families. Nothing will ever take away the sorrow of your loss.

It is the hope of so many of us that your dear Family somehow knows you are held in our hearts. We pray especially for your Sons. Thank you doesn't even begin to cover it, dear Sgt. Wilson. Your courage & love of Family will always stay with us. You will always be remembered. Rest in the peace you have earned. We Honor Your Memory.

Mary Ellen Auman
Wife & Mother of Philadelphia Police Department Officers

February 28, 2020

Sergeant Robert Francis Wilson III will NEVER EVER be FORGOTTEN. May his soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 13, 2020

Dear Sergeant Wilson's family,
When Officer Wilson passed he was the most recent local officer to have an abrupt EOW, and thus became the one that now is engraved on the inside of my ring. I just felt a huge need to do so and I've been wearing it ever since. I know this is many years late, but I just want you to know that his memory will forever be known by my friends and family. All of my prayers and thoughts are with you.

Cadet Lieutenant
Rancocas Valley Region Highschool NJROTC

June 8, 2019

Dear Sergeant Wilson & Family,

Your unfailing courage on that horrible day will never be forgotten. The fact that those 2 criminals - brothers yet, both with records - were so intent on their crime they failed to observe your Patrol car outside of the video store....showed the incredible danger you & your partner were up against. The fact you instantly drew your weapon, protecting so many others in the store...shows what a young man of Courage and Valor you were and always will be in our memories & in our ongoing prayers for you and for your Family.

It is our hope & prayer that all your Family - especially your sweet Sons know in their hearts that people they don't even know carry you & them in our prayers and memories. Thank you for your dedicated service on the Philadelphia Police Department. You will always be held in our hearts.

Mary Ellen Auman
Wife & Mother of PPD Officers

May 9, 2019

I remember feeling completely heartbroken when I heard Sergeant Wilson's story on the news. I wished I could have hugged his family and told them what a hero he was. May he rest peacefully always. Although I didn't know him, I count him as one of the most courageous, selfless men to walk this over. Bless you, sir. You aren't forgotten.

Karen Spring

March 21, 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 6, 2018

RIP

P.O.
Somerville Police (MA)

September 5, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 6, 2018

With the Saints, O Lord, Give rest to the Soul of your Servant Robert, to a place where there is no pain, nor suffering, nor sorrow but life eternal. May his memory be Eternal.

John B Clement

March 5, 2018

I may not have ever met you, but I miss you every day. You're a true hero, a cop's cop, an amazing father, and a person I wish I had known in life. I know we will meet in Valhalla. Rest easy brother.

SGT. Leone
Jefferson University Police

October 22, 2017

Your a Hero SGT. Wilson. You Saved My life while I was in that store.The lady in the read coat. Your My Hero

Macy Foxx
NYPD

April 7, 2017

Rest well my brother.

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

March 5, 2017

"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."

Anonymous

November 13, 2016

Tomorrow I join hundreds of other riders cycling 250 miles from Chesapeake, VA into Washington DC for Police Week. On my wrist I wear a bracelet in honor of your husband and father. I hope to see you there and learn more about your hero, and present to you his flag. May God bless your family.

Sherry Graham-Potter
Surviving Spouse of Deputy Timothy Graham EOW 8-10-2005

May 9, 2016

R.I.P. You are a real hero

Son Of A Police Officer Matthew Waldeck
N/A

March 5, 2016

Rip young sole

LT
Aleantown police

February 9, 2016

Brother we have the same last name and are Brothers by bond, so sorry they were lucky and you were not.
Many of us go into deadly exchanges and come out with a few cuts, bites, wounds and broken bones and in time we pick each other up laugh and joke about it and go back to the job and then one day IT happens and then there is nothing to laugh about.
So sorry fella.

12/14/2015

Capt., Al Wilson/ Retired
Elmira, NY City Police Dept., Capt., Ret.

December 14, 2015

R.I.P. OFFICER WILSON

Son Of A Police Officer Matthew Waldeck
None

December 12, 2015

2 Timothy 3:1 says that we are living in "critical times" times. Many in the world (like the two suspects who took Officer Wilson's life), don't follow the command given by God at Romans 13:1 "Let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God, the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God." My heart goes out to Officer's Wilson wife, children, friends, and colleagues. May God's promise recorded at Revelation 21:3,4 bring you comfort "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." You are in my prayers

Lem Toatley Dispatcher
Orlando Police

November 25, 2015

Rest in peace Officer Wilson

Officer Joseph Bresette
Galesville Police Department (WI)

November 4, 2015

Thank you for your service and bravery. I pray God will comfort and protect your wife and sons. God bless.

Jamie H
Sister of CJC EOW 2-17-2007

August 29, 2015

RIP HERO! May God be with your family and fellow Officers. Heaven has gained another Angel #THINBLUELINE

Angie Farris
Former Indianapolis Police Officer

August 24, 2015

"Blue Spirited Watch"

Even though the many Law Enforcement Officers from all of our Neighboring Countries around this world have Fallen and Ended their Watch.

Their Devoted Spirits have Risen and are now carrying on their destinies up above in Heaven while awaiting to be rejoined in the distant future by the ones they love.

Richard "Jafa" Oddy ©

Richard "Jafa" Oddy
IPA US (Associate)

August 2, 2015

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