Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert H. Perkins

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, March 7, 1992

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert H. Perkins

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

March 7, 2021

I often think about the day my friend was killed, the last few min that we spent together, l have never stopped grieving the loss of Bob. I can still hear that laugh, and him trying to show me how to play the horses.

Eldridge Smith
Retired cpd and friend

March 10, 2020

I miss my uncle bunky he is the brother of my dad leon e perkins whom I miss dearly too. I miss the times when you’d come over to the house on lunch break or maybe just getting off work to come visit us, you would still have on your uniform. You always came and gave each of us some money just because. I miss that big bright smile. I’m sure you’re looking down on your children my cousin Ramona and Renee and your grandson DeAndre proudly they are doing well. Continue to rest well Uncle Bunky.

Gwendolyn Perkins

February 5, 2018


Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Thanks that means a lot.

Ramona Perkins, Police Dispatcher

May 22, 2015

Hi Ms. Perkins,

I remember your dad. I was just a little girl when he passed. I mostly remember he always had that beautiful smile when I would see him with my dad (his partner).

I commend all of our men and women that serve and protect us. I commend you on wearing the uniform and I am sure your daddy would be proud.

All the best to you and your family,
Daughter of Officer Norris

Civilian, Margaret Norris

September 10, 2013

It has been over 20 years since I lost my father. I was just 16 when he was taken from me. I am 37 years old now and for the past 12 years I've been employed as a dispatcher for the Chicago Police Department/Office of Emergency Management and Communications. Every time I wear my uniform I think to myself, my father would be proud. Just recently I visited the National Police Memorial in Washington D.C to not just honor my father but all of the other officers who have also given the ultimate sacrifice. I love you daddy.

Ramona Perkins Chicago Police Dispatcher

January 1, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Perkins. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Like a comet
Blazing 'cross the evening sky
Gone too soon

Like a rainbow
Fading in the twinkling of an eye
Gone too soon

Shiny and sparkly
And splendidly bright
Here one day
Gone one night

Like the loss of sunlight
On a cloudy afternoon
Gone too soon

Clergy Association of IL

March 8, 2012

It has been 19 years since your ultimate sacrifice but your actions will not be forgotten by the CPD. Thank you for being a fine example for our department.

Detective Thomas Downes

March 10, 2011

Rest easy brave warrior, your legacy, honor and bravery live on and forever.

Retired Police Officer

March 7, 2011

R.I.P. Brother.


March 7, 2011

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

March 7, 2011

bob u showed me the way of a policeman during my days of training under your watch u have made me proud to be the police and now in a few short years i will end my tour into retirement thank you and god bless. BUGGS

p/o d.akins

July 29, 2010

You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 7, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 7, 2009

You have not been forgotten. Continue keeping watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 7, 2009

I thought of you today and I smiled !

Lisa Campbell

May 23, 2008

Thank you, Officer Perkins. You are not forgotten.

March 27, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service


March 11, 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
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

October 17, 2007



August 3, 2007

My first experience on the department with the death of an officer was serving as an usher at Officer Perkins funeral. It left an indelible mark on my life and soul. I will never forget the honor and saddness I felt on that day so long ago. I pray that his family has found peace and healing with each passing moment and hope that they know, while we may not always say it, that they will never be forgotten. We will always be there for you. God bless you and keep you.

Bill Schield
Chicago Police Dept.

June 13, 2007

Fifteen years may have passed but you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of CPD Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 7, 2007

May you Rest in Peace and may Our Lord bless your loved ones.

March 7, 2007

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