Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Frank Gilbert Dobler, Sr.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, December 2, 1972

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Reflections for Police Officer Frank Gilbert Dobler, Sr.

Rest in peace officer Dobler. Your dignity and courage won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 29, 2017

Rembering you Officer. Although to young to remember you I have heard much about you. Rest easy brave Officer


October 22, 2015

Thank you for your service, Officer Dobler. You will never be forgotten by your friends or family.

Police Officer Bill Howe
St Louis County Police Department

December 16, 2014

This was a tragic incident that never should have occurred. I watched over the prisoner at City Hospital #1. Officer Dobler was a good officer and a fine man.

Police Officer James Finn
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

December 3, 2014

Officer Dobler...I was there and gone by the time you met your fate...kind of like a friend named Harold Warnecke, another wonderful cop who died for insane reasons, about the same time.
One can leave the business but one cannot ever forget it since as is said; "Once a cop...always a Cop." So 37 years later I wrote something about all those I had known, called "Curbstone Justice" that goes to the person behind that piece of tin...I know you would have enjoyed it. Thank you for your contribution.

Ex-Patrolman William R. Leahy
St. Louis PD 1950-1962

December 2, 2014

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones.
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

December 2, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 2, 2011

after 30 some odd years you are still missed and i was
proud to have you as my uncle marge


August 20, 2009

God bless you brother.

DFC. Daniel O'Donnell
Orange County Sheriff's Office

December 19, 2007

"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

December 11, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 3, 2007

Officer Dobler, thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

June 26, 2006

Officer Dobler,

You are not forgotten by your fellow officers in St. Louis. Your picture hangs proudly next to other officers who have paid the ultimate price for freedom and security. God bless you and keep you always.

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

December 2, 2005

Rest in peace sir

private citizen

March 1, 2004

Officer Frank Gilbert Dobler Sr., You willl not be forgotten. Rest In Peace Brother.

September 10, 2003

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