Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Christopher Robateau

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, January 5, 2018

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Reflections for Lieutenant Christopher Robateau

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief (retired) Jim Allen
Mobile County Alabama Department of Investigation and Recovery

January 8, 2018

Rip My Brother!!!

Lieutenant William Sircy
Madison County Sheriff's Office

January 8, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family members of Lt. Robateau, and to his brothers and sisters of the Jersey City Police Department.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

January 8, 2018

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

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

January 8, 2018

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sergeant E.Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

January 8, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Lieutenant, Christopher Robateau, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Lieutenant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

January 8, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends of Lieutenant Christopher Robateau. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

January 8, 2018

Your life of service and the sacrifices your family have made are not forgotten. Thank you for shining a light in the dark when others would not... and rendering aid when others could not.

CSO II Galen Joyce
Georgia Department of Community Supervision

January 8, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

January 7, 2018

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

January 7, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 7, 2018



January 7, 2018

Rest In Peace Sir

Correctional Officer J. Broadway
South Carolina Department of Corrections / US ARMY Veteran

January 7, 2018

Lt. Robateau,

Thank you so much for your service. even though I never knew you, I still believe you are owed gratitude and thanks even from those who did not know you.

Josh Holcomb
Former MP US Army

January 7, 2018

On behalf of the Albany Police Academy Session 2 we would like to send our condolences to the Robateau family and the entire Jersey City Police Department. Rest In Peace Lieutenant Robateau.

Recruit Nicholas Togias
Albany Police

January 7, 2018

The proof of your care and concern for your community. While off duty you were checking on an accident when you could have just called it in and NO one would have faulted you. You are a hero.

Lt. Robateau, God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful. All who are left behind who know and love you best are in our prayers.

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

January 7, 2018


Ret Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Ontario Canada

January 7, 2018

God speed brother. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Sgt Harry Wells (Ret)
St Lucie County Sheriff’s office Ft Pierce Fl

January 7, 2018

RIP ... Sergeant Mike Ritter

Sergeant Mike Ritter
California Highway Patrol

January 7, 2018

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

January 6, 2018

RIP Lieutenant

Detective Dennis Pothos
Fort Lee, NJ Police Department

January 6, 2018

God speed brother

Lieutenant Lance Spengler
Bexar County Sheriffs Office

January 6, 2018

Rest in peace, Lieutenant Robateau. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

January 6, 2018

Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and co-workers. Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD

January 6, 2018

Rest peacefully, Lieutenant.

Cathy Wiggins- Disp./Jailer Supvr
Chickasaw Police Department- Mobile County, Alabama

January 6, 2018

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