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Correctional Officer Robert McFarland

Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa

End of Watch Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Robert McFarland

Correctional Officer McFarland,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

April 11, 2021

Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry, proclaimed, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

April 3, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 30, 2021

I would like to offer my condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Officer McFarland. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will be praying that God will bring you comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

March 29, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer McFarland and the Iowa Department of Corrections during this time. Thank you, Officer McFarland, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 29, 2021

God Bless the Peacemakers. To both of you servants who gave your life to protect and serve proudly. From an Iowa born and raised sister in law enforcement.
Thank you for your courage and may your families be proud of you!

Deputy Sheriff
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (29 years served, now retired)

March 29, 2021

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

March 28, 2021

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 whose 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

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

March 28, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

March 27, 2021

I am saddened about this carnage. There is so much evil in this world, but God's judgment against those who caused these deaths will be far worse than prison here on earth.

I am a retired police officer. I am eighty years of age and now reside in Troy, Ohio. I graduated, in North Carolina, February 19, 1984-1994

March 27, 2021

Officer MacFarland, the details of your murder are beyond the pale and I know that our Lord has given you and Nurse Schulte peace and repose in His Kingdom. Tears are in my eyes to read this here it is so evil; and I have seen much evil.
May God watch over all those that loved and cared about you here on earth. My deepest sympathy to the Iowa Department of Corrections. This should not have happened.
Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

March 27, 2021

Officer McFarland, there is much evil in this world and you put your life in danger each and every day of your dedicated selfless service. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

March 27, 2021

Your memories well live within our hearts for eternity. His speed.

Captain P.
Iowa Department of Corrections

March 27, 2021

May GOD give bring peace to and watch over your family, friends and the entire IDOC family. Rest easy Officer McFarland and Nurse Schultz.

J. Hilbert, Evidence Technician & EM
Muscatine ( Iowa ) Police Department & former IDOC Officer

March 26, 2021

You may be gone but will not be forgotten, tanks for your service.

It is with a heavy Heart I have to post this about a classmate I had through my early years of life.

Rest in Peace

SA/K9 Handler
Iowa Dept. of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division

March 26, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother! Thank you for your service!

Sgt. Jerry Haag
WI DOC/ Milwaukee Women’s Correctional Center

March 26, 2021

Rest in peace my brother and sister. Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten.

Sergeant Frank Selden
Iowa Department of Corrections

March 26, 2021

May the Lord Bless you and your family during this time of grieving. Thank you for your service to protect the people that your served. You will never be forgotten.

Mr Paul Gutierrez
God Bless you and your family Officer McFarland

March 26, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of C.O. McFarland and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Iowa State Correccional Institutions, Iowa. May GOD give them comfort and understanding of their loss. RIP Brother.

Chapalin Terry Longacre.
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania

March 26, 2021

Rest in peace.
Thank you for your service.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Law Enforcement/Department of Public Safety

March 26, 2021

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

March 26, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Nurse Lorena Schulte and Officer Robert McFarland and to the men and women of the Anamosa State Prison. Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

March 26, 2021

May you rest in peace.

J.R.

March 26, 2021

So sorry for your loss

Erikabissonette

March 25, 2021

To the families of Nurse Lorena Schulte and Officer Robert McFarland, and the staff at Anamosa State Prison, CPT offers our deepest condolences. Know that all of us in Corrections sympathize with what you are going through now. Stay strong!

Michael Bollinger - Retired Captain
Correctional Personnel Training, LLC

March 25, 2021

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