Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Robert Allan French

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Robert Allan French

Never to be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

January 19, 2021

RIP Deputy. I am a future officer(Possibly CHP) and i have heard your story on youtube. We will take it from here

William Jin
Future Law Enforcement Officer

November 22, 2020

Doughnut Operator on YouTube made a video about Deputy French..... Bob “the beast” as he called him. His story is one of inspiring valor and insurmountable will. Do yourselves a favor and watch how this hero acquitted himself in his final moments on this earth. Until the next life brother. You were one of the best of us. https://youtu.be/s5vIBd_gOQs

Detective Sergeant Ryan Neville
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

September 3, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 30, 2020

I'm sitting on a park bench at Cabana park with this a memorial for you. I remember your funeral procession. I had flags out for all our employees to pay respect as your hearst drove by. Thank you for you service and I hope your kids realize what a hero you are.

Dnonetheless, grateful citizen

July 10, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff French.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 21, 2019

Bobby,

You are so greatly missed. My heart stopped for a moment when I saw you in the parking lot. I did everything I could but your injury was a fatal one and there was nothing I could do. I did get the message to your kids and I have kept my promise.

You are missed so much. There are times when I know you are watching over us and laughing your ass off.

I will continue to help your kids when they ask or will take it. You did good with them. Rest easy my friend, or as you would say "Settle Down Now", we got it from here.

Inv. Steve "F. B." Johnson,
Sac Metro Fire, Sacramento County Arson/Bomb Unit
Police Unit Tour, Norcal Chapter Rider/Member 2019

August 22, 2019

Rest in peace and thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice. Your legacy will continue to live on forever. I will continue to strive and persevere in your honor.

May the family of Deputy French find peace in this time. Thank you all for everything you have done.

Recruit Torrey Smith
GWC Class 159

December 9, 2018

Deputy French will never ever be forgotten. May God bless his family.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 18, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 1st anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 30, 2018

As the first anniversary of your death approaches, I extend my sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Robert was killed.

To the French family, fellow deputies and all who call Robert 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. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy French gave to his community and the citizens of California and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 30, 2017

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 25, 2018

I hope everyone will find comfort in Acts 24:15 - "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again on an earthly Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 24, 2018

Thank you for fighting until the end and for saving other lives by taking care of bad guys. Your story inspires me to be a hero like yourself for other communities. I will take your bravery and apply it to my career.

RECRUIT FERNANDEZ
LASD CLASS 429

February 25, 2018

Thank you for fighting until the end and for saving other lives by taking care of bad guys. Your story inspires me to want to be a hero like yourself for other communities. I will take your bravery and apply it in my career.

RECRUIT FERNANDEZ
LASD CLASS 429

February 25, 2018

You are a true hero who will never be forgotten. Your courage and refusal to quit helped save the lives of other officers that day. Rest peacefully brother!

Sergeant Jared Burk
DSH-Napa

November 29, 2017

So sorry to hear of the loss of this fine officer. May God watch over the Family and Fellow Officers that put their lives on the line for us everyday. We all lose when one of these heroes fall.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

November 26, 2017

God Bless you Deputy French. I always enjoyed our interactions and thank you for your friendship. Most of all thank you for your 21 years of service keeping us safe. You will not be forgotten.

Civilian Supporter Chris Steffen

October 10, 2017

Thank you, Officer French, for your service to the citizens of Sacramento County, CA. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow deputies of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department during this very difficult time. Thank you for your sacrifice and Rest in Peace Sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of VA, Office of Inspector General, CID

October 10, 2017

God Bless and Godspeed.

LISA B.
GEORGIA LEO CIVILIAN SUPPORTER

September 27, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

September 23, 2017

For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Romans 13:4. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Words cannot explain the gratitude for your sacrifice to protect the community. May you Rest In Peace.

LASD Class 425 Recruit Felix Rivera
Santa Ana School Police

September 20, 2017

My deepest condolences to you and your family. Thank you very much for your courageous act and heroism to keep the community safe and take another criminal off the street. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee Ricardo Iniguez
Los Angeles County Sheriff

September 18, 2017

AFTER A LONG DAY OF SCENARIO EXAMS AT THE ACADEMY, OUR CLASS FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS TRAGEDY. THANK YOU FOR YOU SERVICE SIR, REST IN PEACE.

RECRUIT JORGE PADILLA
INGLEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT

September 18, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My deepest condolences to your family, friends, and coworkers. May you Rest In Peace and keep protecting from up above.

Recruit Robles, Bianca
LASD

September 18, 2017

Hero is the only word that comes to mind when I remember Deputy Robert French. To sacrifice one's life for another. A true Guardian. Rest in peace Sir.
Recruit Jerry Allen Parker
Los Angeles sheriff's department
September 17, 2017

Jerry Allen Parker

September 17, 2017

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