Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Robert Lawrence Cormier

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 24, 1984

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Reflections for Lieutenant Robert Lawrence Cormier

Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 24, 2020

Rest in peace Lt. Cormier.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 21, 2020

Thinking of you.

Det. Lee Moses (retired(

August 14, 2019

You're never forgotten. God bless you and your family

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

July 25, 2017

Lt. Cormier,
On today, the 33rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 24, 2017

Rest in Peace Police Lt. Robert Cormier. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 24, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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 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. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

"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

February 5, 2008

Dear Lieutenant Cormier,

Thank you for your friendship to my sister, who was a Dallas PD Reserve Officer. You were her friend and she spoke very highly of you, your sense of duty, family and your sense of humor. She enjoyed the times she spent reserve duty flying with you and/or Taylor.

When you and Officer Taylor died in July of '84, I was still grieving the loss of my sister in March of that year.

Both you and Officer Taylor attended my sister's funeral and helped provide a true police escort -- motorcycles, squad cars, honor guard -- as if she had been a full-fledged officer (which was her dream).

I remember you saluting her casket, gently taking my Mother's hand, hugging us both and also hugging my Dad.

It was one of only three times I ever saw my Dad cry.

A few months later, my Dad cried for the fourth time when the DPD lost you and Officer Taylor.

You and Officer Taylor were also friends with my late Dad, who was born and raised in Dallas and also dreamed of being a Dallas Police Officer. An accident when he was young ended that dream. However, he happily finished his career in close proximity as a civilian employee of the Dallas PD in the Evidence Unit.

He appreciated that you stopped by to see about him after my sister's death, not knowing you'd be gone soon after.

My Mother and Dad taught my sister and me to respect ALL men and women in uniform, and all of you were a great source of comfort to us when my sister died.

Thank you, Lieutenant Cormier, for your care, for your comfort in our time of grief, for being such good friends to both my sister and my Dad, and for being such a devoted officer and family man.

Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Even though I am only the second person to write a reflection, Lieutenant Robert L. Cormier, I remember you, sir, and you are NOT forgotten.

LRVirgil, Civilian
Dallas & Mesquite, Texas Police Supporter

September 29, 2007

May God Bless Lt. Cormier his brothers and sisters in blue and his loved ones.


March 10, 2004

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