Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Robert Blaine Swartz

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, August 22, 2022

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Reflections for Sergeant Robert Blaine Swartz

Just watched the account of the incident that took you. Rest In Peace warrior

MSgt Michael Owen

December 31, 2023

Rest in peace brother . I just saw your incident on tv. God bless.

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

September 1, 2023

Rest easy Sarge, I just watched your story on tv. You are one of so many great officers from that day. God Speed Hero.


August 16, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Swartz. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 23, 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

September 21, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sergeant Robert Swartz. I am truly sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Sergeant Swartz to this nation and the people of Oklahoma will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

September 15, 2022

Sgt. Swartz,

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

September 2, 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

"This We'll Defend"

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

September 1, 2022

You will be missed my friend, from now and forever every time I go fishing I’ll cast one for you, rest east brother love ya! SYOTOS

(Former) Deputy, motor officer OCSO Ken

August 31, 2022

Bobby, I don’t know where to even begin. Man, it seems like just yesterday we worked in the jail together. Then when I became a deputy, we worked off-duty together at the mall. You and Lancaster would ALWAYS give me some kind of crap joking around. You made it fun to go to work every Friday and Saturday night at the mall.
When I went through my divorce, you’d message me to tell me that it would be the ok and time would heal my heart. Well, you were right that time did heal my heart.
When I got remarried, and my wife and I had our son, you prayed that God would heal our son and not take him from us when we didn’t know if he would make it or not. Your prayers worked.
We didn’t talk all the time, but I knew if I ever needed to talk, you’d be there.
This world lost a great man, and you will be truly missed by everyone that knew you. RIP brother. We have the watch from here.

Officer Mike Bell
Crescent Police Department

August 29, 2022

Sergeant Swartz, you are a true hero. Our world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

August 27, 2022

It was an honor to know you, work with you and privilege to help light the way to your final resting place. You will be missed and always with us, Bobby. You are a hero

Officer Chris Hampton
McLoud Police Department, Oklahoma

August 26, 2022

Rest in Peace Sergeant Swartz. 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

August 26, 2022

Deepest sympathy to the family of Sergeant Swartz and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma . May GOD give peace, comfort, and understanding to his family, friends, and associates, for their loss. RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry Longacre
Manor Township Police Department (Retired), Lancaster, County, Pennsyl

August 25, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

August 25, 2022

God speed☘ You will run into a few of my friends up there. They will show you the way

Brian P Hurley C1431(ret) medically

August 25, 2022

Requiescat in Paces

Sergean Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

August 24, 2022

Rest In Peace, Sgt Swartz. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

August 24, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother

Retired Steve Durfee

August 24, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

August 24, 2022

Rest In Peace brother. Was an honor to work with you over the years and thank you for your service. You will always be remembered and loved by so many.

Agent Kyle Striplin
ABLE Commission, State of Oklahoma

August 24, 2022

To the family, friends and coworkers of Sergeant Robert Swartz; my deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that God will watch over you during this terrible time. God's Speed Sir!!!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

August 24, 2022


Justine Nelson

August 24, 2022

Rest Easy Hero EOW

Thoughts with his Family. Friends and colleagues in Blue.

BLM too

Ian Danks
Retired UK Police Officer

August 24, 2022

Bobby was a great, long time deputy. He didn’t need to be killed by this thug. My prayers go out to his family and the staff of the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office. My prayers also go out to newly elected Sheriff Tommie Johnson III during this difficult time early in hs career. This has to be a very emotional time for him because no head of a department ever wants something like this to happen. Please remember deputy Mark Johns who tried to save Bobby, but couldn’t. He has a great deal of sorrow as well. It wasn’t his fault.

Lt. Jerry Koester (ret.)
The Village, Police Department

August 24, 2022

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