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

May we never forget your sacrifice. Rest in peace brother.

Officer Bruce Sales
Mesquite Police Department (TX)

March 7, 2015

Prayers to the family of this officer including his family in blue. R.I.P.

Megan Chandler
Widow of fallen Baltimore City Police Officer Craig Chandler
EOW: January 9, 2015

March 7, 2015

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." --Theodore Roosevelt

I salute you, Officer Wilson, and I hold your survivors in my heart. Godspeed.

Officer April R. Meyers
Port of Seattle Police Department

March 7, 2015

RIP Brother. May you continue to watch over us from above.

Police Officer Steven Austin
Trenton Police Department

March 7, 2015

For Police Officer Robert Wilson III:

The law-officer on patrol faces many hazards and walking in upon or being present when a hold-up is announced is one of the most stressful and deadly. No amount of training or preparation is enough and it is the one situation that every officer might confront. We regret that our brother Robert would be the next law-officer to die protecting the public and in such a horrific shoot-out.
We pray for Robert's family, co-workers - especially his partner who also acted so valiantly in this incident - friends and all who care about him.
We are proud to render Officer Robert Wilson III, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

March 7, 2015

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 7, 2015

I feel Officer Wilson III is being memorialized the way he should be. He drew fire away from civilians just what a cop should do!!! I put that alongside a firefighter running into a burning building. Would a normal civilian do that - I don't think so!!! It takes a special human being to put your own life in danger to save the lives of others and Officer Wilson III did that and did that with extreme honor!! He deserves a posthumous award for his bravery that day that took his life!! He did his job to the best of his ability under extreme circumstances and only deserves the best for him and his family!!

Jeni A. Yeager, USNR
Served during Desert Storm

March 7, 2015

R.I.P. Brother .. my thoughts are with you, your wife and your two young sons. Another senseless death by hardcore criminals. You fought the good fight now Rest In Peace, your law enforcement brothers will take in from here.

Detective III Edward L. Burrow
Los Angeles Police Department (Ret.)

March 7, 2015

Rest easy brother. Thank you for your service.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

March 7, 2015


Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

March 7, 2015

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Robert Wilson III and the extended law enforcement family of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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 7, 2015

Thank-you for your brave service. Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

March 7, 2015

Police officers are a 'GEM' for our society, to lose one is equivalent to losing a member of my family. I deeply feel your lose!

Julian Sanchez
A law abiding citizen

March 7, 2015

R.i.p officer wilson so sorry you were taken to soon..glad the 2 scumbags were caught

Civilian William Mcnichol

March 7, 2015

Sympathies to Officer Wilson’s family, friends, his coworkers in the 22nd, and the entire PPD. While his loss is beyond description, we can take strength in his efforts and sacrifice in keeping his brothers and sisters and the citizens of Philadelphia safe. Rest in peace.

Special Agent

March 7, 2015

RIP sir. The country lost a hero! Thomas S.
Police Designs

March 7, 2015

May God continue to hold your loved ones close.

Sgt Jerome Moore PPD

March 7, 2015

Seeing this sent a chill down my spine. Just two weeks ago I interrupted an armed robbery in progress at a gas station. I was lucky both suspects were cowards and ran away.

My heart felt condolences to his family, friends, and coworkers. Rest in peace sir.

Officer Jacob King
Cobb County PD

March 7, 2015

God, filled with mercy, dwelling in the heavens' heights,
bring proper rest beneath the wings of your Lord,
amid the ranks of the holy and the pure,
illuminating like the brilliance of the skies the soul of Robert Wilson who went to his eternal place of rest.
May You who are the source of mercy shelter him beneath Your wings eternally,
and bind his soul among the living, that he may rest in peace. And let us say: Amen.

Bill Mann
Civilian Supporter
South Pasadena, CA

March 7, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

March 7, 2015

RIP my brother. Rest we have the watch.

MPO3 Monico Hargett
New Bern PD

March 7, 2015

RIP Officer Wilson. Thank you for your service. To the family of Officer Wilson, my deepest, deepest sympathy to all of you. May all the good memories of this fallen hero bring you comfort and peace in the days to come. You are in my prayers.

Denise Cronin : Citizen
Mother of a LEO in FL

March 7, 2015

Thank You for your service, Sir

A Member of Team 400
Baltimore City Police

March 7, 2015

Never forget, God Bless and thank you.

Sergeant Timothy Long
Long Beach Police Department CA

March 7, 2015

RIP Brother. Our prayers are with your family.

Cpl. Allison

March 7, 2015

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