Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Police Officer Robert Eric Duran

Santa Fe Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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Reflections for Senior Police Officer Robert Eric Duran

All give some and some give all. A tragic loss of life. My sincere, heartfelt condolences to family, friends/colleagues of this officer and retired fire fighter. Folks, no one knows the day/hour of our departure from this life. We are not promised a tomorrow. All we have is this moment. We should always strive to live our lives full measure and ensure we always let our loved ones know how much we love them.

"Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it. "But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you." Psalms 39:4-5

MSgt (Ret) Ediberto Leal

April 29, 2023

Officer Duran,

I just watched your body cam and other dash cam that they just released. What a horrible situation thinking you were trying to help someone who in the end made the whole story up. Such a senseless tragedy with the loss of your life as well as the retired Firefighter. Seeing that cross hanging and swaying from your rear view mirror knowing what was to come was tough to watch. I hope the criminal that put this event into play rots in hell for her actions. My condolences to the Duran family and to the Sante Fe Police Department. Rip Police Officer Duran and thank you for your service.

Former NJ K9 Patrol Officer
Former NJ K9 Patrol Officer

April 26, 2023

SPO Duran,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Santa Fe. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
mikeusbp [email protected]

March 2, 2023

Robert, you always had a smile and love in your heart. You will be missed and never forgotten. Rest easy, my friend; we have the watch.

Lieutenant Thomas J. Grundler
Santa Fe Police Department

August 10, 2022

Rest in peace Senior Officer Duran.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 31, 2022

Not a day goes by, my brother and friend that I don't look at your picture as I'm walking out the door to go 10-8. I wish I had been there....I wish I hadn't left the PD... we'd of been in that pursuit together and maybe things would have been different .. love you brother, rest with God.

Senior Officer KE
Close friend and Co-Worker

June 29, 2022

We will remember.

Ms. Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

April 22, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Duran. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

March 28, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Duran. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Santa Fe Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

March 25, 2022

Senior Officer Duran,

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

March 20, 2022

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.

Author Unknown

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

March 18, 2022

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 14, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

March 14, 2022

Rest In Peace brother

Police Officer Nelson Robinson
Wilson’s Mills PD

March 11, 2022

I am strongly thinking of you and your family and co-workers. You seemed to be a good person with a strong passion for policing. You went into your shift strong and left leaving a mark on everyone who's read your story. My thoughts go to you and your family, thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Hannah S.

March 10, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Senior Police Officer Robert Duran. I am truly sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Duran will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

March 9, 2022

Rest In Peace Senior Police Officer Robert Duran. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May God watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this most difficult of times. Hero's Live Forever!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

March 9, 2022

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

March 9, 2022

My name is Bailey Snyder and I go to Morris Community High School. I am in a criminal justice class at the Grundy Area Vocational Center. We had an assignment to research a fallen officer, and I chose officer Duran. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and the community. Thank you for your service officer Duran and may you rest in peace.

Bailey Snyder

March 8, 2022

So sad 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

March 7, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

March 7, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

March 7, 2022

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 5, 2022

Officer Duran, the world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

March 5, 2022

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

March 4, 2022

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