Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Robert Eugene Ransom

Gregg County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 30, 2016

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Reflections for Corporal Robert Eugene Ransom

Bob and I worked together as Deputies many years ago in Porter County, IN. I was sorry to hear of his tragic passing. May you rest in peace, Bob.

Violent Crimes Detective (Ret.)
Palm Beach County, FL, Sheriff’s Office

August 1, 2022

Bob was great, was my instructor during my time in the reserve academy. Always enjoyed conversing when time allowed. He will be missed.

Ryan Puckett Corporal
Porter County Sheriffs dept / Lakes of the Seasons

June 27, 2022

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 30, 2020

Rest in peace Corporal Ransom.

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

August 30, 2018

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir. You are not forgotten

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

September 30, 2017

God's peace and speed Corporal Ransom. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

December 17, 2016

Christelle Temple
7312 Beechplum Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

October 30, 2016

Rest in Peace, Corporal Robert Ransom. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

October 26, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

October 17, 2016

God bless and comfort your family, friends, and department in this time of pain. May your sacrifice for another touch the hearts of all who hear of your passing.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.
1 Thessalonians 4:13‭-‬14 NLT

Deputy Sheriff, retired Thomas Bray
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

October 16, 2016

Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice! Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to your family and friends.

Darlene Newton
Friend of the Story County Sheriff's Office

October 14, 2016

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten............

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

October 13, 2016

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

October 13, 2016

Rest in Peace my Brother.

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

October 12, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Jailer Ransom and the Gregg County Sheriff's Office. May God Bless all Law Enforcement. RIP Brother.

Deputy Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Dept., TN.

October 10, 2016

Dear Family,Friend, Department,Community, & Country,
My Family is so sorry for your loss ...
May the God of Peace, Comfort & Healing Be Near you.
Thank Robert for your Unselfish & Brave service & your Fellow Officers ... someone is alive because of all of you ... you're all Heros !!!
RIP Robert , Son of Valor , with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan PSY. & LE. GRAD.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Sisseton,SD

October 9, 2016

Rest In Peace
We will take it from here.

Correctional Officer Michael Lawson
Pamunkey Regional Jail

October 9, 2016

Thank you for your service. Praying for Family & Dept.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

October 9, 2016

RIP Brother

(Ret) Officer G V Daunhauer
Jacksonville Sheriff Office

October 9, 2016

Thank you Deputy Ransom for your service! Now rest with the Lord forever. ...Peace be to the family left at work and the family left at home.

Sergeant Brian Church
Cattaraugus Co NY Sheriff's Depart.

October 8, 2016

A tragic loss for not only for those who know and love you best, but for all in law enforcement. Thank you for your extensive service. God Bless you and may you Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 7, 2016

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 6, 2016

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

October 6, 2016

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 Ransom 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

October 6, 2016

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