Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Robert Garten

Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, September 6, 2023

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Reflections for Detective Robert Garten

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Detective Garten. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Hartford Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 22, 2023

RIP Detective Garten. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Hartford

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

September 21, 2023

Thank you for your sacrifice. "in valor there is hope..."

Recruit N. George
Albany County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Institute Session 6.

September 21, 2023

He should be charged with vehicular manslaughter.

Phillip Nolden

September 17, 2023

RIP Officer Garten. Thank you for your Service. My prayers to you and your family. RIP Sir!

Michael S Callihan

September 16, 2023

Thank you Sir for your service.

Safe driving is a fallacy. More so in CT. There's more than one reason why we should all limit our driving. I hope we all can slow down enough in life to be safe and keep each other safe. Be considerate and loving towards others. Unless you see it turn yellow from green, yellow means be prepared to stop or stop. It means slow down not speed through. We all must discipline our selves and practice self control. There's a reason the word exists bc we don't always have it.
Life is fleeting. May his light shine brighter through his family. May their lights shine brighter and be longstanding.

Military, BOP, Christian

September 16, 2023

Prayers to the family and brother and sisters in blue.


September 15, 2023

May God and St. Michael watch over you in Heaven, Detective Garten.

Patrolman Kenneth Collins
South Amherst Police Department

September 15, 2023

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

September 14, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

September 14, 2023

Officer Garten, 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. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing . May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

September 14, 2023

Deepest condolences

Ms. Megan Hopwood
Student Officer

September 12, 2023

How sad! Another of our brothers gone way too soon. May your soul always rest in peace and your family and loved ones find courage.

Retired Sergeant Jason Capuano
City of New Rochelle Police Dept

September 12, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

September 12, 2023

Heavenly Father, You are Compassionate and Merciful. None of America’s Peace Officers leave home without the fear of not returning at the end of their watch. It is a fear that is lived daily. Unfortunately, the worst does sometimes come to pass, and lives are left shattered. Lord God, bless and keep the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Wipe away the tears from their eyes. Soothe their pain and bind up their emotional wounds through the wounds of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In His name, I pray. Amen.

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

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
United States Grace Force
“Praying for Our Nation, Military, and First Responders”

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

September 11, 2023

Prayers for your family and friends as well as your department. It pains me to see so many officers who have died needlessly. My sincere condolences


September 11, 2023

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Robert Garten, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our prayers and thoughts to the other officer who was injured for a safe and speedy recovery.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 11, 2023

Rest in peace Brother.

Capt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

September 11, 2023

Deepest condolences and prayers to Bobbys friends, family, and coworkers.

Bobby was the most genuine person you could meet. He was smart. He was kind. He was always smiling and had something funny to say. Bobby was truly special.

Although our hearts hurt and mourn in pain… Heaven has gained more love to sprinkle down from above. Bobby, may your brightness always shine down on us. We miss you dearly. The city will never be the same without you brother. Rest easy.

Trooper Geycel Muniz
Connecticut State Police - Troop H

September 10, 2023

Requiescat in Paces

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

September 10, 2023

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

September 9, 2023

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

September 9, 2023

It was an honor to have worn this badge and to have served the City of Hartford together. The weight of the badge just got heavier. We got it from here Bobby. Rest in peace brother.

Officer Shelby Saleeba
City of Meriden, CT

September 9, 2023

It is with great sadness to hear we have lost another brother in blue.
Rest in Peace.

William Blake
Wayland, MA (retired)

September 9, 2023

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

September 8, 2023

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