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Deputy Sheriff Aaron Paul Roberts

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, September 7, 2018

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Aaron Paul Roberts

Rest in peace Brother.....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the GCSO during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

September 21, 2018

Come, my friends, 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

- "Ulysses", Alfred, Lord Tennyson

We have two unfinished conversations. They'll just have to wait, but I know we will get to finish them some day.

Sgt. Brian Way
Fair Grove Police Department

September 18, 2018

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve

Javier Cornejo, Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee WI

September 17, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

September 17, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

September 16, 2018

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James Waggle
Civilian

September 15, 2018

Rest in peace brother. We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco
ADOT/ECD

September 14, 2018

Thank you for your dedicated service Deputy Sheriff Aaron Paul Roberts. My condolences go out to your family, friends and the Greene County Sheriff's Office. May you rest in eternal peace.

PSO A. Marwaha
Campus Public Safety

September 13, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

September 13, 2018

Rest in peace Deputy Roberts. Thank you for your dedication to your community.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee Kyle Kladifko
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

September 12, 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 Deputy, Aaron Paul Roberts, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Also our thoughts and prayers to the Willard Police Department where Deputy Roberts had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 12, 2018

Walk well, my Brother. (Inuit prayer)

Donnie Bowerman
Kansas City Police, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, and DEA (Ret.)

September 12, 2018

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

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

September 12, 2018

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Aaron Paul Roberts and the extended law enforcement family of the Greene County Sheriff's Office, Missouri


End of Watch Friday, September 7, 2018.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your memory.

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

September 12, 2018

Thank you for your service. RIP.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

September 11, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

September 11, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Aaron died in the line of duty.

To the Roberts family, fellow deputies, and all who call Aaron 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 Roberts gave to his community and the citizens of Missouri and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 7, 2018.

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

September 11, 2018

Deputy Roberts,

Although you are no longer with us, your memories and service will live on inside each of us that serve. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. We pray that God will look over and provide for your family. Godspeed brother.

Airport Police Supervisor Kevin Houseman
Springfield-Branson National Airport Police

September 11, 2018

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Greene County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

September 11, 2018

On behalf of the men & women of the Abilene Police Department, I extend our condolences to family, friends, and the Greene County Sheriff's Office at your loss. Deputy Sheriff Roberts' service to community and country is deeply appreciated. Peace to those who bear the weight of sorrow and uncertainty.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

September 11, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy Roberts. Thank you for your your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

September 11, 2018

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

September 11, 2018

My deepest condolences to the parents, wife and daughter of Deputy Sheriff Aaron Paul Roberts. May his soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless Aaron's wife, daughter and his parents.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

September 10, 2018

I didn't have the privilege of knowing Deputy Roberts, however this will be the second brother in blue I'll have had to bury from Greene County. I pray for peace for Aaron's wife and child, and I hope the Greene County Sheriff's Office continues to show interest in their lives as time goes on.

When Deputy Gary McCormack died, I felt a deep personal responsibility to be involved in the receiving of the hearse and every vehicle during the arrival at the cemetery. I stood there in the heat in my suit (I was a Bailiff for Christian County at the time), and performed traffic control for everyone coming into the cemetery. I saluted every Greene County vehicle. I felt the call to do so, because Gary had been hit and killed by a member of the Fire Department I was also a member of.

I'm medically retired now, but I still very much bleed blue, and when any of our brothers or sisters fall, we all feel it. God's speed, Aaron. When I heard your car was swept away in the flood waters, I prayed they'd find you safe inside, or clinging to a tree, or possibly able to swim to a muddy shore and crawl out of the flood waters, and just not be able to transmit due to a wet radio. From the stories I've heard the past few days from guys in Willard and from the GCSO, I think we really would have gotten to be good friends if we worked together. The loss is mine.

Dep Darian Caplinger (RET), EMS Chaplain
Christian County Sheriff's Office (MO)

September 10, 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 Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

September 10, 2018

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