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

To the family of Police Officer Robert Wilson, friends, Commissioner Charles Ramsey, and the Philadelphia Police Department.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A. S. Batson
Cherry Hospital Police, Goldsboro, NC

March 6, 2015

Thank you for your service and dedication. Rest in peace brother!

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

March 6, 2015

May you rest in peace Officer Wilson. Your due diligence to duty shall never be forgotten. Prayers to you family and brother officers in Philadelphia.

Officer Bob Kays
California Highway Patrol

March 6, 2015

Rest in Peace Brother Wilson, you have served your community well. You have made the ultimate sacrifice. May God keep you close, and may God be with your family and friends during this difficult time. RIP, We have the WATCH

Det. Karlas E. Robinzine
Berwyn Police Department

March 6, 2015

Rest in Peace.

P/O C. Smith
Baltimore City Police Department

March 6, 2015

POLICE ARE ORDAINED BY GOD. Romans 13:1-2 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. V2, Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation

I pray for the family for comfort and not let their hearts become bitter.
Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Officer Wilson, you were called by GOD by be a police officer. You went to protect others. John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
May God find favor in you.

Lt Jeffery Myers
Russellville Police Dept. Russellville, Ar.

March 6, 2015

My heart is saddened by your tragic death. Thank you for your service and may the Lord Jesus Christ embrace you and comfort your wife and family. To your brother's in arms may you know that New Jersey' s brother's and sister's in arms are with you as you mourn your beloved FALLEN. God bless you all.

Social Worker
NJ Juvenile Justice Commission

March 6, 2015

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

March 6, 2015

Rest in peace. Condolences to your family, friends, and coworkers.

Sergeant Richard Harger

March 6, 2015

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

March 6, 2015



March 6, 2015


To the family, friends, and colleagues of Police Officer Robert Wilson III:

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In modern times, some two hundred and sixty police officers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today, we honor the sacrifice of Police Officer Robert Wilson III, of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police Department; who was shot and killed in the line-of-duty on Thursday, March 5, 2015, as he and his partner interrupted an armed hold-up (robbery) at a video game store located at 2101 West Lehigh Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Police Officer Robert Wilson III. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of Police Officer Robert Wilson III and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, help them to faithfully equip their law enforcement officers with the best tools to protect their community. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to remember to pay their law enforcement officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their community.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of Police Officer Robert Wilson III go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths.

Now, Police Officer Robert Wilson III, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

In His Service,

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police of the Nashua NH (USA) Police Department
Police Chaplain of the Merrimack NH (USA) Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack NH Police Department

March 6, 2015

Thank you Officer Robert Wilson, III for the ultimate sacrifice you have made. My Heart goes out to all your Family Members and your Fellow Members of the Philadelphia Police Department. My Prayers are with your Loved ones and may you Rest in Peace. God Bless

Christine Guers
Christine Guers, Citizen of the Tri State

March 6, 2015

Rest in Peace Officer Wilson , I am sure those that you have helped in your duty as a officer will miss you but will never forget you. To the Family, friends co-workers and all that knew Officer Robert Wilson my heart breaks for you all. While I was Stationed onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Red Oak in the early 1980 which moved it's base to Philadelphia a few years after I Left the Coast Guard in 1982 I spent many hours looking from the Stern of our Cutter from the Jersey side next to the Walt Whitman bridge at night at the City of Philadelphia lit up and just memorized me for hours it was just something you must see to feel. I did not know Officer Wilson but I Know in his heart he was doing his part to keep what he most likely felt he could to protect and serve the great City of Philadelphia . I am sure he has helped many and only those he helped really know how grateful they were for his help, it's those that he will not help that will miss him the most they won't feel what the others did that he helped. He will live in our hearts now . Rest in Peace Officer Wilson, you have done your job well you will never be forgotten .

John A Demers FNDC
US Coast Guard Veteran
Served 1979 -1982
Leominster,MA 01453

March 6, 2015

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie Police Department, WY

March 6, 2015

Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten; Rest in Peace Robert

Lt Dan Vickmark, Retired
Minnesota State Patrol/MN LEMA

March 6, 2015

Prayers out for this officer's family. Thank you for your service. You will be missed by many.

Captain Chris Atack
Carrboro Police Department

March 6, 2015

Officer Wilson, you are a hero and will be missed. RIP Brother.

Senior Deputy Dave Zajac
Walton County Sheriff Office (GA)

March 6, 2015

Days Go by and They go out and Serve and Protect. Why? Because they are a Special Breed of men and women who want to Help Out Our Society...They do not go out there day by day, night by night to kill anyone. They are always there to become the victims of the lowlife who walk the streets every day without a care in the world about law enforcement personell...I can without a doubt say that the police department in this city is the BEST in the world. The many,many services they perform, the untold stories from the streets, the compassion and respect for fellow human beings, alll of which remains the PPD. May Officer Wilson sit with the Lord and always be remembered for his Sacrafices, Amen May God Bless Every Police Officer Everywhere, Always...

Citizen of Philadelphia
Second District PDAC

March 6, 2015

Once more, we must give our thanks to a hero who chose to serve us all, but was taken by those who cannot abide the rules. We are so sorry for this life cut short, but thank him over and over for his protection.

Jerald Jansen, Chief (retired)
Shorewood Hills, WI Police Dept.

March 6, 2015

May God guide and support all of those effected by this horrid event.

Daniel McGuire, President
CISM Perspectives, Inc.

March 6, 2015

Rest easy brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to your loved ones.

Deputy Commissioner John Gould, III
Delaware County Fire Police

March 6, 2015

Officer Wilson
You have joined your brother officers in the PPD who have gone before you in the line of duty. may they greet you with open arms as you join them in peace!

semper in officio, (always on duty)!

Patrick J. Grumbrecht
Pennsylvania Game Commission

March 6, 2015

RIP Officer Wilson you will be missed by many, but never forgotten. Antonio Metcalf Little Rock Police Department SWAT unit! May GOD CONTINUE TO WATCH OVER YOUR FAMILY.

SWAT Operator
Little Rock Police Department

March 6, 2015

May the Lord bless and keep you, your family and your friends. Thank you for you service and sacrifice.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations

March 6, 2015

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