Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Robert John Williams

United States Department of the Treasury - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, February 28, 1993

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Reflections for Special Agent Robert John Williams

Rob and I were on the New Orleans SRT Team. He was approximately 20 feet away from me when he was murdered...RIP brother

Special Agent K.L. Chisholm
ATF

June 26, 2019

Rest in peace Special Agent Williams.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 1, 2019

Rest In Peace brother, you’ll never be forgotten. Your sacrifice and bravery will forever be remembered.

Police Officer S. Lund
Casper PD, WY

April 8, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You and your brother ATF Agents are honored and remembered on the 25th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 28, 2018

Robbie it's 2018 and a cable tv station is showing that whole mess again. I met you in a class in Little Rock with Bill Buford. You left a good impression on me and it hurt so bad to see that incident unfold on TV. Rest easy brother, we have the fight from here.
David Layman
POINSETT COUNTY Sheriffs Office
And Lepanto PD (retired)

David Layman
POINSETT COUNTY Sheriffs Dept and Lepanto PD (retired)

February 19, 2018

Thanks for your service. No matter what others say, ATF was doing the right thing that day and you gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect others, even from themselves.

Sgt John Papis
NJSP

July 7, 2017

Today is the US Marine Corps birthday. And I find myself thinking of my good college buddy Rob Williams. Our time together at Hinds Community College were some of the best times ever. Always smiling, always laughing and enjoying life. He went to Florida State, I went to LSU and we still remained friends. I remember a good honorable man, a dedicated ATF Agent, a patriot and a kind sprite. RIP Brother! Semper Fi!

Daniel Mark Waghelstein, USMC Recon
Hinds Community College, Raymond MS

November 10, 2016

I never knew Robert, but I am a friend of his younger sister Kelley. As a Police Lieutenant in Asheville, North Carolina, I am riding in his honor in May 2017 in the Police Unity Tour. Rest in peace Rob. I think about you every time I put my kevlar on.

Lieutenant
Asheville Police Department

September 9, 2016

We will never forget.
Rest in peace Brother.

Special Agent
ATF SRT

March 17, 2016

Rob was one of my few good friends in high school. I introduced myself to him and told him I knew how hard it can be to be new in school. I invited to church, introduced him to Cindy, and was a frequent guest in his house. We took road trips together and were good friends. Rob was an amazing artist and had a gentle nature and I think about him almost daily even 22 years after his death. I'll see my friend again one day and that makes me happy.

Michael Prather Army CW3
High School friends

December 11, 2015

Rob was my roommate in college, one of my groomsmen in my wedding, and more importantly one of the best people I have ever met. Rob was a shining example of what it meant to be a good man and a good friend. He lead by example in all he did.

My heart aches because my 6 children never got to meet Rob.

Curtis May
friend

July 10, 2015

Robby John....this is your cousin Rob who got to play with you at Thanksgiving each year you were able to be in Florida at your Aunts houses (Ray, Dot, Beth) in your younger years. I was so sad to hear of your death so many years ago on my Dad's birthday 2/28, Aunt Ray's husband. I'm so proud of your service under a very difficult circumstance....and providing cover fire for other ATF agents as they withdrew. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for your country. Cindy, I never had the privilege of meeting you. I thank you for your great sacrifice of having to continue on and raise a family without Roby John. Love Rob

CDR Rob Wolfe
US Navy

March 2, 2015

Rob, I just left Waco, had to going by the Battle Ground. Had to see and read your monument. Hard to believe it's been 21 years , still miss you and think about you all the time. You were a good friend and a Outstanding Officer. Once again Thank You.

Lieutenant George Monroe
Pulaski Co. Sheriff Dept. (Retired)

August 30, 2014

When Rob Williams and his family moved into the home across the street this 15 year old kid was the first to introduce himself to me...."Hi, Mister B, I am going to be your new neighbor!" During the next few years Rob and his family became best friends with mine, spending untold hours dining out, hunting, and watching our kids grow up. Even now, 21 years after his untimely death, i can see the big grin on his face as I pull out of my driveway. Judging from the comments made herein many years after his passing, Rob also left a lasting impression on a lot of his friends and fellow law enforcement officers.

Mister "B"
Neighbor and family friend

July 24, 2014

Rest In the arms of Jesus,We will always remember your smile and friendship God Bless.

Angela Pritchard
Friend

April 19, 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

February 28, 2013

Thinking of you ATF SA Wiiliams..your sacrifice will not be forgotten..Rest in the Arms of God.

Todd Hunt
US Marshals Service

September 10, 2012

You are honored today S.A. Robert Williams. Thank you for your service. Even though it has been 19yrs. today, you will not be Forgotten! Rest easy Agent Williams, we have the watch from here.

D/S Andrew D. Roedel
Jackson County Sheriff's Department - Marianna, FL

February 28, 2012

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

Remembering all who perished today.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 28, 2011

Hey Robo,
I think about you every day. When we catch up with each other again, I'll by you that beer I promised you for your Birthday. You're my friend and I miss you. Save a seat for me at the bar in heaven. I'll see you there along with Conway, Todd and Steve.

Bill

RAC Bill Buford (Retired)
ATF Little Rock, AR

April 6, 2010

Special Agent Williams, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

February 28, 2010

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

February 28, 2009

Although I may never remember us meeting because I was so young, I do remember our family in Saratoga and Uncle Harrold. Now that I have a face to put to the stories, your image will forever be burned into my heart. Blessed, you are and I look forward to meeting you in the future.

Mary Shutter-Kallner
Second Cousin

November 7, 2008

Agent Williams, thank you for your service and dedication. Continue to watch over your family. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

May 1, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 19, 2008

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