Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert Peter DeKorte

Coral Gables Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, January 21, 1972

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert Peter DeKorte

Thank you all for all kindness. Daddy loved his job and serving the people of Coral Gables. Thank you all for your service!!

Patty DeKorte Frederick

June 30, 2023

Officer DeKorte,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Coral Gables. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 21, 2022

Rest in peace Officer DeKorte.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 10, 2019

Not a day goes by that you are not missed. Life has gone on without you. Here are some of the things you missed. Lots of Uof M and Dolphins football games, including superbowls and championships. My high school and college graduations. My wedding. Not the same to have your brother walk you down the aisle. The birth of our beautiful daughters. One with your blonde hair and blue eyes. Bouncing them on your knee and taking them for pony rides. Basically spoiling them rotten. All of them, 7 grandchildren in all. Growing old with Mom, who has gotten to join you several years ago. I thank you for all the wonderful things you gave me, a heart filled with love, strong morals, and of course love of football. You were the best role model and I am sorry that I only had you for such a short time. Thank you for protecting and serving and making me proud!!!


March 24, 2017

RIP Uncle Bob. I only met you once when I was a little girl but I remember to this day my Mom getting the phone call. I will alway remember your sacrifice to this country. Today I have the honor of leading the Patriot Guard Riders as we present a flag line at the Law Enforcement Memorial Service in Winston-Salem, NC. You, my Aunt and my cousins will be on my mind as always!

Karen Wayboer

May 14, 2013

I never knew Officer DeKorte personally. I had the honor of knowing Mrs. Dekorte, Robert Jr. (Bobby) and his daughter. I always admired Mrs. DeKorte and their family for their courage to remain strong after Officer DeKorte's death. Let us never forget the fallen Hero or their family. My best to you all. Cindi

Lucinda Schreiber Alexander Holt
Fried of Robert's family

March 30, 2013

You are a true Hero,
Law enforcement officers are never off duty,they are dedicated public servants who risk their lives every day to protect us. so anybody who harms or kills a police officer needs to stay in jail or death row

Police records
Gresham, Or

February 24, 2012

YOU are deserving of the flag at half staff, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Officer DeKorte.

Mari G Alvarez
yolo county sheriff dept~retired

February 23, 2012

Officer DeKorte, thank you for ALL you did during your courageous life. It isvery stressful being a police officer, and you deserve recognition of being a hero. I have been a police officer for 26 years and know how it is. May God bless your family and comfort them. NO parole for ANYONE involved in the death of a police officer.

Rick Clark

February 23, 2012

RIP Officer DeKorte. So senseless, such a shame. We will continue to fight to keep cop killers from EVER receiving parole.
God Bless your family.

Mother of a State Trooper

February 23, 2012

RIP Officer DeKorte. You made the ultimate sacrifice. May God continue to keep your wife and children.

Decatur Police Department

February 23, 2012

I agree with Mike Life with no parole, death penalty. Officer DeKorte my you RIP. And my the Lord be with and watch over you wife and children!

ex-police officer
Diamondville Wy

February 23, 2012

RIP Officer DeKorte, We'll take it from here. God Bless you

Terry Blankenship, Retired
Tallapoosa County Sheriff Department

February 23, 2012

Convicted killers of Law Enforcement personnel should never be considered for parole. Kill a police officer and you just killed your future. Life with no parole; death penalty - where available.


February 23, 2012



February 14, 2012

A convicted officer killer who has such little regard for peace and justice and is willing to end a life that protects it has no place in our a civilized society. Please reconsier your sentencing.
Timothy Stene

Deputy Timothy Stene
Sweet Grass Sheriffs Office

February 13, 2012

Imagine being shot in the line of duty, then dying as you try to drive yourself to the hospital, trying so hard to get there as you're thinking of the family you'll leave behind.

Jeanne DeSilver

February 13, 2012

Convicted Killers of Law Enforcement personnel should never be considers for parole. They obviously have no respect for life and for the individuals who attempt to uphold the Law.
Thank you for your consideration in this sentencing

William Heizer Paramedic
Randall County Fire Dept,

February 13, 2012

Our officers put their lives on the line daily and we should think long and hard before letting a cop-killer out of jail to live a life. This officer never had the chance to enjoy his life, his wife, and his kids.


February 13, 2012

Our officers put their lives on the line daily and we should think long and hard before letting those who would kill one of ours loose.

Ruby Kelley, Paralegal
Santa Rosa Sheriff's office

February 13, 2012

If this person would have been at home and being a decent human being like the majority of us are this terrible killing would have never taken place. People like these killers deserve to suffer the same fate as the family, friends and coworkers have to endure every single day of losing their loved one. They should never be let out to walk to the streets a free person again. They gave up that right the night they took a life.

Thank you.

Tracy Babin
Ret./Osceola Co. Sheriff's Ofc./Surv. Wife

February 13, 2012

These people (cop killers) have no right to be free and walk among decent people. He has destroyed the lives of many people in a single act against a Police Officer.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
North Bergen N.J. P.D.

February 13, 2012

This disgrace of a human being should never see the light of day again. My husband is a police officer, and this is an outrage that he is even being considered. PLEASE keep him behind bars!!!

Kim Collins
wife of an officer

February 13, 2012

I have been in Law Enforcement for 26 years, working for 7 different agencies. Over the last 10 years, the number of Officer slain in the line of duty has risen to an outrageous level. Keep them in jail or put them out of our misery, since taking another life, especially another Officer who gave their life to protect all those who stay home safe and sound. I pray that the Parole Board understands and realizes that the slain officers had families who were robbed of the ability to enjoy having their loved one around for them to enjoy. What if it was someone in your family who was slain by this person? Could you live with the thought that this possible Parolee, took someone's life at a moment when they made a bad decision. Sure, the inmate/convict has had plenty of time to reflect, get his story straight about what to say to please you, but overall, they took a life.

Deputy Sheriff - Patrol
Bossier Parish Sheriff Department

February 13, 2012

Deny Parole for this Offender

Sherry Gonzalez Retired Federal Officer
Federal Bureau Of Prisons

February 13, 2012

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