Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Bobby L. Corley, Sr.

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, August 8, 1965

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Bobby L. Corley, Sr.

Rest in peace


August 8, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 8, 2020

Even though I never got to meet you I was born the year of 1966 and growing up I always heard great stories about you. My daddy (your brother) never told me how he stepped up for your son Bobby Jr but your son did and Bobby Jr invited me to Florida to visit so he could tell me all about it but that trip I didn't get to make. He past away before I could. I know you must be rejoicing and enjoying all of your family members I can only imagine what a reunion that is. I bet the roof of heaven is busting wide open and Ma-ma Corley is the lead ring leader. I miss all of my family so much I catch myself a lot losing myself in all the memories coming up as a Corley so much love and kindness and respect. I learned a lot from my family daddy was hard but he taught me well. He said when I was a child I would know one day when I had children of my own and he was right about everything he said and taught me. I am so grateful to have u as my Uncle a hero a selfless hero who gave his life so another could live!! I will always be grateful for the family I was raised up in and hopefully some day I will get the chance also to reunite with all of my family and meet you. My mother talked so highly of you. She said you were the kindest and sweetest man she had ever met besides Papa Corley. I just wanted to share this on this memorial weekend of 2020 because I you were weighing heavy on my mind just thinking how u gave your life for another. Thank you for all of your dedication and caring for others... love your niece Sherry Corley Harp

Sherry Corley, Harp

May 24, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Corley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 8, 2019

Thank you, Deputy Sheriff Bobby L. Corley, Sr., for your service. I pray that you are rewarded exceedingly in that next life, but so many of us here are thankful for the time and life you served and sad to have seen you leave so early. Gob Bless to all of your family, the Department, community and Friends.

Kim Durham
Davis Police Department - Daughter

June 11, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

HEROES live forever and you sir are a hero, we will never forget....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

August 8, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Corley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Deputy Corley, you sir are a hero we will never forget. May you continue to rest in peace. My prayers are with your family today as they face another EOW.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


August 8, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 8, 2010


October 30, 2005

To my grandpa....everytime someone asks me who I would want to meet if I could meet anyone in the world, I have always answered it with "my grandpa". Although I came into this world when you were already in heaven, I have felt as if I've always known you. I know of so many wonderful stories of your life and of the kind of man you were, that I feel as if I have known you all along. I know you look down upon me and your family everyday and you smile at us, sending us hugs and kisses. You'll be proud to know I have started a family of my own and I look forward to passing on your heritage and honor. Unlike most people who never get to meet their "favorite or famous person", I will. Grandpa, I can't wait until the day I get to meet you. What a beautiful day that will be when I finally get to hug you and tell you how much I love you.

Christina Marie (Corley) Cowdery
Private Citizen - Granddaughter

April 6, 2005

Dad....So many years has'll always be in our hearts as a brave and couragious man who put the safety of other lives in front of your own. On that tragic nite you gave your life to save the young trainee who was riding with you. You made the ultimate sacrafice you could make, you gave him life. We know you look down upon your family with pride..And we long for the day that we can be reunited with you. Your character and love has sustained us through out our lives.... Now I'm grown with a family of my own but I'll always think of you as 'Daddy"
Your loving son, Bobby Jr.

Bobby Corley Jr. Son of....
Private citizen

March 26, 2005

thanks for your years of service, your son has made it to manhood with a family of his own,sorry i never met you

private citizen,friend of son

March 14, 2005

rest in peace motorman.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

May 4, 2004


Each day I read the ODMP. Today I read the story of your death. Every officer who gave his/her life for us need never be forgotton. Rest in peace, sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

February 27, 2004

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