Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Robert L. Elliott

Miami County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, February 25, 1987

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Reflections for Sergeant Robert L. Elliott

Bob was a remarkable person he was a friend that would help anyone if he could! He had a heart of Gold! Bob and I worked together at the Miami County Sheriffs Department, Troy, Ohio Miami County 5571 Unit 16 this is Jail Dispatch Give me your location I was Control Room Operator and Jail Dispatch! We had some pretty funny laughs and stories! He taught me a lot! He loved life and had a red faced chuckle I can see today! I miss you my bestie!

Lois Christene Christy (Zornes) Stephens
Former Control Room Operator Jail Dispatch

February 27, 2020

Thank you for your service, God bless you and your family, and Rest In Peace.

Lt Mark E Marquis
Tiffin Police Department

February 25, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant Robert L. Elliott of the Miami County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 59 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

February 25, 2020

Remembering you with honor, Sgt. May God rest your soul, bless & prosper your family beyond your wildest imagination.


February 25, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Elliott.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 23, 2020

I worked on the MCSO with Bobby Elliot from 1975 until 1981. He was one of my training officers and we became friends, often riding together when possible. I left Ohio in 1985 and was notified by telephone by deputy Jack Hall that Bobby had been killed. Anyone that knew him was greatly affected by his death. I still think of him often.

Deputy Jerry L. Smith 1975-1981
Miami County Sheriff's Deaprtment

November 27, 2019

I did not have the pleasure of knowing or working with Sgt Elliot, however I know his son Nate and he is everything his father would want him to be!!!

Captain Ben Nutter (ret)
Tiffin Fire and Rescue

October 15, 2018

I worked with Bobby Elliott. What a great man and dedicated LE officer. Rest in peace, my friend.

Donna Bergman Baker, former dispatcher, Miami County Sheriff's Office

February 25, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant Robert L. Elliott of the Miami County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 57 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

February 25, 2018

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

February 25, 2017

Sergeant Elliott,
I recently had the pleasure of meeting your wife. She came to my police department after returning from a trip to honor you and all of our fallen brothers and sisters in DC. She is a very kind and sweet women. You are not forgotten brother. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Ofc. Moyer
Clayton Police (NC)

May 21, 2016

Sergeant Robert Elliott, I was the nurse on duty at Stouder Hospital the evening prior to that fateful day that your life was taken by a prisoner (the patient that I was assigned to.) I remember your kindness, and sincere desire to provide a strong Christian witness to the criminal that lie schackled to the hospital bed. In your words, you wanted to give him assurance that no matter what crimes he committed, he could still be brought into the family of believers; and in short, that God loved all who called upon His name, even a person such as himself. I shall always remember your strong convictions and determination to follow your Christian Faith, no matter what. I truly admire, and remember your words and testimony for Our Father God. I know that the Lord has prepared a special place in Heaven for you. At times, I have witnessed (through televised video) your son, Nate, give touching words of remembrance and honor for you, his father. Your character and strong convictions lives on in your son (who carries on your tradition) and in all those that you have touched. I feel privileged to have met you, spoken with you, and received the blessing of your inspired words on the very evening before your life was cut short.

Diane Stephenson BSN RN
Nurse (Stouder Hospital, 1987)

May 14, 2015

My memories of Sgt. Elliott come more from hearing how much my sister thought of him and his wife. My sister was a dispatcher for the Miami County Sheriff's Department in Ohio at the time and I was sure to hear a "Bobby" story whenever I would talk to her or visit with her. I was fortunate enough to meet him several times and remember him as very kind and personable. I can still hear the heartbreak in my sister's voice when she delivered the news about his death. I remember hurting for the loss of her friend and co-worker and for his wife and family who lost a husband, a father, a son. I remember him occasionally throughout the year but especially during National Police Week. Thank you for your service Sgt. Elliott and if you run into Bernice, give her a hug for me.

B. A. Metzler

May 13, 2015

It's hard to believe it's been 28 years without you today. I still miss you. I know you are very proud of how our son and daughter have grown into great adults. Rest in Peace Bobby. I will always love you.

Tammie Elliott-Gehle
Surviving Spouse

February 25, 2015

Gone, but not forgotten.

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

February 25, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion and memories in their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 25, 2012

Today was the last time you stopped at the house while on duty so I could proof read your reports. It was the last time you played with the kids…the last time Nate talked you into running the lights and siren on the cruiser….the last time Rhea batted her big brown eyes at you and wrapped you around her little finger. She giggled at you as I changed her on the living room floor and you waved at her as you walked out the door. But as she ran to the window and banged on it, you turned around and came back in…one last time to give both of them a kiss and a hug. That was the last time you would put your arms around me as well….the last time you would give me a kiss as you left for the rest of your shift…never to return. I remember it well…but it was 25 years ago…today. I remember your smile, your gorgeous eyes, your sense of humor, your tender touch. I remember how you loved to fish but you and I both know you rarely caught anything!! Good thing we weren’t dependent on fish to survive!! But we had fun when we did go fishing and took the kids too. Rhea had fun running around the pond, Nate wanted to help Daddy put the bait on the hook!! That was fun!!! Yes, I remember…and I miss the little things. I miss how you made me feel important no matter what day it was, but especially on my birthday and mother’s day and Christmas. You always out did yourself. And you always had to spend more on me than I did on you!! You were special too…I will never forget you Bobby Elliott… will always be a part of me….of my heart. I will always love you….and I will remember……

Surviving Spouse

February 25, 2012

Your sacrifice is remembered today. You are and will always be a hero. Continue to rest in peace sir.

Dr. Mike A. Crain, D.Min.
Police Supporter

February 25, 2012

Sgt. Elliot,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Miami County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

February 25, 2012

Just to let it be known that you are still remembered for many things, on duty or off. I remember when you and Tammie first bought your house and had dreams for it together. Wanting a redbud tree for the front yard.
I had never seen a service for a fallen lawman before that cold day so many years ago. I vividly remember the uniformed men standing shoulder to shoulder lining the entire church sanctuary. It made a powerful impression on my heart. My wish would be that no person ever have to see another service for any law enforcement officer for the reason of death in the line of duty. You and others like you are heroes for it is a real hero who gives up his or her life for the protection of fellow men.

Pam (formerly Headley) Lanning

January 3, 2011

Yesterday October 4th, 2010 would have been our 30th wedding anniversary. I often wonder what we would be doing now, how our life would be. "IF" is such a big word. It wasn't meant to be.... but I will always love you.

Tammie Elliott-Gehle
Surviving Spouse

October 5, 2010

23 years since your untimely death, you are still remembered.

Thank you for your service. A tragic loss to the citizens
of Ohio.


March 29, 2010

Just wanted to say thanks for you service sarge. Met your wife Tammy in DC, one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. Rest Easy Knowing that we the brothers will always watch over your family down here, while you watch our backs up there...It is what we do!

God Speed Sarge

K.D Matlock #748
Montgomery County SO, Ohio

September 25, 2009



September 8, 2008


I'm sure you have been our guardian angel for the past 21 years. The children and I have been through so much that makes me know God had to give me a great angel to watch over us or we would not have gotten this far.
Nate started working at the Seneca Co. SO in Nov. of 2005 and just quit there last Friday 6/13/08 to take a position with the Fostoria Police Dept. He finally realized that city departments make better money that S.O.s! Rhea is doing great too. She is a fantastic cosmetologist and is still going to school to do more. Gloria is doing much better now too. You would be proud of your children.

We love you and miss you. I think about you all the time and wonder how you would feel seeing your children all grown up? When another officer is killed in the line of duty, I remember how hard those early years were. I remember seeing you at the hospital........ but I also remember how special you were and our wonderful life together.

I'll always love you Bobby,

Tammie Elliott-Gehle
surviving spouse

June 19, 2008

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