Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Robert L. Dorn

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, August 31, 1965

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Reflections for Lieutenant Robert L. Dorn

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 31, 2020

He was the grandfather I never met.
Our family lost more than a father, brother, and husband. We lost our future memories we dreamed of sharing. The lasting effects of this loss go on for generations because one bullet on that day changed the trajectory of everyone who loved him or hoped to love.

Karie Fox-Stanton

August 26, 2020

Robert Dorn was my next door neighbor when I was a teenager living in Glendale, Arizona. Though I did not know him well, he was an influence on me to eventually make policing my career. I spent 30 years with Phoenix PD and retired as a sergeant in 2001. Coincidentally, the neighbor to the opposite side of our residence was Glendale PD Sergeant Frank Chambers.

Sgt. Frank Morris
Phoenix PD (Retired)

November 19, 2015

Fifty years ago today was the day of your last call. Thanks to the family of Officer Dorn for the legacy he left.

Stan Jefferson

August 31, 2015

Lt. Robert Dorn. My name is Kris Bertz. I am and have been your grandson Dustin's best friend for 26 years. Your daughter was my kindergarten teacher. Your legacy lives on through your family still to this day. I feel that all though you and I have never met, we both serve the same purpose. I am a phoenix police officer and honor guard member. Our ethos is "honoring sacrifice" It is because of great men like you that I devote myself to serving in the manner I do. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May we all never forget.

Kris Bertz Officer
Phoenix Police Department

June 15, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 22, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 6, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir.

Thanks also to you of his family, friends and department for your love, honor and diligence.


October 9, 2010

Your sacrifice to the community will never be forgotten. Eventhough we never met, you have been a great example to me. When I found out that my grandfather died while serving the community, I decided that I wanted to live my life making a difference in peoples lives. You are my hero. Your grandaughter.


July 10, 2009

Lt. Dorn,
On today, the 43rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Maricopa County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It angers me that your murderer didn't get the justice that he deserved.



August 31, 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
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 26, 2007

Rest in Peace, Lt. Dorn. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 14, 2007

You were killed on the day I was born. Thank you Lieutenant Dorn, for your dedicated service.

Retired Officer.

March 24, 2005

You are not forgotten.


April 1, 2004

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