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Trooper Robin Lee Farmer

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, September 3, 1981

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Reflections for Trooper Robin Lee Farmer

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)

September 3, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Farmer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 27, 2020

Remember Robin well from our high school days at GWHS-Danville and community college. Us guys out double dating and cruising Riverside Dr. in his red Dodge Demon. Robin was first with Danville Police Department, his brother Ralph, too. Ralph later years with Texas Department of Public Safety. Robin came by to visit every time he was in town. Still miss him. Rest In Peace, Brother.

Richard T. Davis
Friend

June 24, 2020

I Travel 95 allot and look up memorials when I get home. Rest in Peace my brother. So many Great Men and Women lost. Just passed my 29th year by Gods Grace. Your all in my heart for life!!

P.O. A.J. Romano
Warwick P.D. N.Y.

May 10, 2020

I often pass this stretch and am a passenger on this ride. I was curious. You would be hitting retirement about now Trooper. Thank you for your service to the Commonwealth. Hand salute, Sir!

Jim Farmer

January 13, 2019

Just on my way with my family to busch garden drove thru your highway 95 south needed to look up your story amazing going on 40 years in 2021 only 26 should of been ready to retire at any moment now may god continue to bless your soul

Orlando
A passing passenger

December 28, 2018

Ive passed your bridge many times in my travels on I-95 . You were taken away at such a young age . Along with so many others , the respect I have for you is tremendous . Thank you for your bravery . Thoughts and strength to everyone who was lucky enough to have you in their lives . Have a Merry Christmas and fly high . Rest in peace sweet young man .
Lisa Cosimano
December 23, 2018

Lisa Cosimano

December 23, 2018

Just passed your memorial bridge on I-95. On this of all days, we thank you for your service and thank all the first responders who gave their lives on this date 17 years ago, as well as all those who go to work every day not knowing whether or not they will come home at end of shift. God bless you all!

Cindy and Don Lyle

September 11, 2018

Just passed your memorial bridge and looked up your name. Thank you for being a trooper and Protecting us. Trooper Robin Lee Farmer. May you always Rest In Peace and fly with the angels.

Francisca Waterman

August 13, 2018

Passed your Memorial on I95 on way home to Philadelphia. My husband is a police officer in our own town.
We thank you for your services.

John and Maryanne Brennan
UDPD

July 30, 2018

My husband and I passed your memorial bridge during a trip. We just wanted to thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. "In valor there is hope". We have the watch from here brother.

Ofc. D. Hart and Ofc. J. Hart

April 15, 2018

We just passed under your bridge and have read all of the reflections that have been left.
We thank you for you and your families selfless service to Virginia. As a daughter of an Oklahoma City Fire Fighter I am forever grateful to our first responders.
God bless your family.

Candi
Traveler on 95

March 25, 2018

On the anniversary of your death, you are still remembered.

Deputy Miles Turner
Caroline County Sheriff's Office

September 3, 2015

There is no greater love in this world than to give your life for another. Officer Farmer gave his life in service to the citizens of our Commonwealth and many others who passed through Virginia. We were blessed to have had him among us. May his family know there are many persons who are grateful for his life and service.

A Fairfax City Council Member

David Meyer
City of Fairfax

August 8, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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 28, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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 28, 2013

Every time I take a road trip I note the names listed on memorial markers throughout my journey. When I get home, I look up the names that I've come across so I can learn a little more about the man or woman listed on the marker and how they came to their end of tour.

While making my way from Georgia to Massachusetts, just a week before the horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon, I came across a marker for Trooper Farmer. I hope that one of his family members will see this reflection and smile knowing that a perfect stranger has now walked away with a little bit of knowledge about their loved one and the difference that he made in people's lives.

Natasha Hubbard

April 21, 2013

We passed your Memorial sign on the highway heading home from FL and just wanted to thank you and your family for your service. May your family find some peace in your passing.

Jim Deckert Sr. Son of a fallen officer.

January 31, 2013

My family and I just passed the sign and I was curious. Trooper Farmer, thank you for the time you dedicated to the state of Virginia. My Family pray for continuous blessings upon the Farmer family.

Anselmo Cantu

November 17, 2012

I just passed under your bridge and felt compelled to look up your name. Thank you for staying true to your pledge to protect and serve us. Being born and raised in Virginia, I have a true respect for you and your family Trooper Robin Lee Farmer. May you rest in peace.
Teresa Yaeger,
Chesapeake, VA

Teresa Yaeger
Virginia citizen

July 7, 2012

Just passed your memorial bridge, and looked up your name. Gone, but certainly not forgotten, Trooper Robin Farmer!

Karen

May 28, 2012

I take I-95 to my parents house about once a month. I drive under the bridge that is named for you. Continue to rest in peace.

Master Patrol Officer
DCMPD

July 31, 2011

I was driving through VA today and saw the bridge named after Trooper Farmer. May he RIP and may his family know that all these years later, he is not forgotten.

Anonymous

May 10, 2010

I was on I-95 recently and saw that a bridge has been named in your honor. 27 years after your passing you are remembered and honored for your sacrifice.

Polce Officer
Fairfax City Police Dept.

January 22, 2009

"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

April 8, 2008

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