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Trooper Robert J. Chab

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

End of Watch Friday, January 6, 1984

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Reflections for Trooper Robert J. Chab

Rest in peace Trooper Chab.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 11, 2019

I spent many very important days with Mr Bob in the summer of 1973. He taught me how to fish in an old farmers pond near falls city. I caught 8 bass that day and the memory of that summer when he would come in to the mobile station to see grandpa Jack and me is something I'll always hold dear. He taught me patience and honesty. He was always there if I needed a man to talk to. Rest in peace brave HERO !!

James C.Hilt, Middleburg Florida
Just a friend who learned about life from Bob

July 24, 2014

I have not had the honor of meeting Trooper Bob Chab. My tour of duty with the Patrol didn't begin until 1988. I did, however, have the immense pleasure of serving with his son, Jerry. I worked many nights on the road with Jerry Chab. He was always the epitome of what people expect from a State Trooper. Many only aspire to the accomplishments Jerry has achieved. I believe Bob Chab brought forth a shining example of what a Trooper should stand for in his son, Jerry.

God bless the Chab family; You are in my prayers.

Tim Arney, Investigator
Nebraska State Patrol

August 6, 2013

Dad,

Another year has gone by. As usual, it seems like it went fast, but, it all slows down come January, 6. That day, crawls by as your friends and family remember. But you should be proud of us all, for without you we never would have become the people we are today, and I think you'd be proud of who we have become.

Trooper Jerry D. Chab
Son

January 7, 2013

28 years and it seems like yesterday. I miss you even more.

Trooper Jerry D. Chab
Son

January 6, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. How nice that your family is able to honor you on this site.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 6, 2012

Chab, How can I say thank you for the times you assisted me while I was with the Auburn, NE. Police Department. I quit Auburn in 1979. I saw you about 2 months before your accident, and we talked about old times. Chabber, I owe you and I will never forget you.

Sgt. Barry Klinetobe
Former Auburn Police Officer

November 6, 2011

Happy Father's Day dad!!

Trooper Jerry Chab
Son

June 19, 2011

We miss you even more with every passing day.

Nebraska State Trooper Jerry D. Chab
Son

January 6, 2011

Rest in Peace Trooper.

Trooper
Michigan State Police

March 13, 2010

Dad, it was 26 years ago today that we lost you. 26 years. We all still miss you very much. Mom is doing much better even though we almost lost her in May. My sons, your grandsons, who never knew you are doing well. They are spittin' images of you. You would be so proud of them, especially their hunting and fishing skills. Robert, your namesake and Ryan both got their deer this season. If only you could have been there to see it. I guess I know you were there anyway. I miss you so much. We all do. 10-76 Dad, 10-76.

Nebraska State Trooper Jerry D. Chab
Son

January 7, 2010

I USED TO WASH BOBS PATROL CAR AT MY STEPDADS (JACK DARVEAU) STATION IN FALLS CITY, THIS WAS WHEN I WAS ON LEAVE FROM THE NAVY, AND TRIED TO HELP OUT DAD. BOB WAS A SUPER MAN, AND YOU KNEW YOU COULD TRUST HIM WITH YOUR LIFE THE MINUTE YOU MEET HIM, LOTS OF KIDDING AND GOOD TIMES THE LITTLE TIME I KNEW HIM.HE IS MISSED, AND ALLWAYS WILL BE.THE BEST TO HIS FAMILEY..GOD BLESS YOU TROPPER..JIM HILT

LCDR JAMES R HILT,USN,(RET.)
FRIEND

March 19, 2009

There is rarely a day that goes by that we don't think of those wonderful days of working together and the great time we had on the banks of the Missouri River or by some pond that you found. Every day on my travels to and from work I see a State Patrol Officer and think of you. I will never forget your inspiring attitude, and high energy thaT you brought to the rest of us. For all of you who continue to protect us, PLEASE, BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!!!

Terry Becker, Investigator
Robin, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.

March 18, 2009

Trooper Chab,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Nebraska. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

January 6, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR LONG AND DEDICATED SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 1, 2008

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 11, 2007

G-d Bless.

January 6, 2007

We all miss you Bob, In this day and age of Rouge Police Officers and such, you truely were a "Blue Knight". Always fair, never condecending. Always there with advice and understanding. A true representation of what a Servant of the People stands for.
Those of us who personally knew you cannot convey to those who did not the true nature of your personality. You were in all aspects a "Good Guy". You never abused your power or position, and made my part of the world a safer place to live, and for that I personally thank you.
Rest in Peace Bob, We love and miss you

Richardson County Resident
Old Aquaintence

December 23, 2006

I was 5 years old when Trooper Robert J Chab passed away. I do not remember the day, nor do I remember meeting Robert. As a person who has heard numerous stories of Robert from my uncle and my father, we should all be so lucky to of had a man in our lives as important as Robert Chab. Let his memory live on in all of us, even those who were to young to remember. Robert Chab died while trying to make sure all of us were safe. You are a hero to me, my father, and my uncle. May your memory live long. Deputy Nick Adler

Nick Adler
Scott County Sheriff's Office Minnesota

August 20, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

May God grant you eternal peace and bring comfort to your loved ones.

January 6, 2005

Rest in peace blue angel

S. Yates
Concerned citizen

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