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Police Officer Robert T. Fike

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, January 8, 1986

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert T. Fike

Rest in peace Officer Fike.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 2, 2022

I remember this tragedy so many years ago while I lived in an apartment complex just a little north off 7th street. I was profoundly saddened that someone would murder a police officer, and so close to the place we called home.

Today, I was sitting at my PC and his name came to mind as it has so many times over the years. I do hope his wife and two sons have been able to cope.

Chaplain Michael Carter
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

October 22, 2019

Boy, I am embarrassed on my last refection I let 2 crucial items run together. The email address to send emails to is [email protected]

Proud daughter Chief Andrew Williams EO
Officer Down Memorial Page

March 12, 2019

I am the coordinator of ODMP's No parole for cop killers program. This officers hearing is tomorrow. We were given the wrong date and email address from a lady at the Arizona Parole board. Also, the wrong email time is of the essence this EMAIL ADDRESS [email protected]. tHE RECIPIENT IS THE PERSON THAT WILL BE PRESENTING THEM TO THE PAROLE BOARD I AM SO SORRY WE GOT THESE ITEMS WRONG. i AM GOING TO POST THIS A LOT OF PLACES

Angela McMinn

March 12, 2019

To the family, friends and colleagues of HERO Officer Robert T. Fike: Proudly emailed my NO PAROLE letter, on his behalf. I am very sorry for your loss.

To Officer Fike: Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten! God Bless You All!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

March 12, 2019

Bob was my next door neighbor. He truly loved his job and family. He also spoiled my daughter. He loved his two sons, but really enjoyed spoiling a young girl.

We had many discussions about how he would make a bust and the perp would be back on the streets before he finished the paperwork. He would just shrug his shoulders and tell me that he loved what he did.

Thank God for him and those dedicated to protecting us

I am so thankful for the 100 club and the way they stepped in to take care of the family.

RIP Bob. We still miss you, Nancy and the boys.

Ed Charlotte and Becky Fox

July 26, 2016

It's hard to believe that Bob has been gone for 30 years. He was a good officer and a hard worker. He was a credit to his badge and profession. RIP Bob. You are well remembered..

WG Noe, Officer Retired
Phoenix PD

January 9, 2016

RIP Officer Pike.

Retired Sgt.
Chattanooga Police Department

January 8, 2016

As a 19 year old, Ofc. Fike is the first officer that I remember dying in the line of duty. I never met the man but I know that it left an empty feeling in my heart. Today, it still does when an officer lays his life down for us. In memory of Ofc. Fike, without you this world would have two bad guys still out there. THANK YOU and thanks to the men and women in blue that keep me and my family safe



January 12, 2015

I worked on the same squad with Bob at Squaw Peak Station in the late 70's. Later when I was working in drug enforcement and he was in street crimes, he provided a big break for us in a very difficult case. That break was no coincidence. It came about because Bob was doing what he did best - kicking over rocks to find the bad guys. He had an amazing talent for that. But the only way you would know about it was to work with him on the streets. He was not one to sing his own praises. Since retiring in 2007, I have worked for the US Government in many foreign countries and now in Washington DC. I think of him often and have worn his PHX PD memorial pen every day on my lapel. Rest in Peace, Bob.

John L. Buchanan
US Coast Guard Investigative Service

September 23, 2014

You are missed Bob.

Res Lt David Cummings (ret)
Phoenix Police

June 9, 2014

This was one of my cousins on my mom's side of the family....Although I never got to meet him I will miss him dearly...

James Davison

August 10, 2013

Thank you all for your comments! It is a great pleasure to hear from those of you who's lives he was part of. It means a great deal.

James Fike

May 20, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother, we have the Watch

Phoenix Police, Brother in Blue

April 11, 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

January 26, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for aolace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

January 8, 2012

Dear Robert,
I never met you but I met your wife and sons. I was a 1983 widow (Coconino County Deputy James Michael Young) when I met her at a meeting for COPS in '86. She is a strong and wonderful person who raised your sons up to be outstanding young men.
Thank you for your supreme sacrifice in putting on the "thin blue line" uniform.
Sincerely and respectfully,

Nancy Hart (aka: Young)

September 29, 2010

Last night our squad stood at 11th Street & Indian School and honored your memory. It has been twenty four years to the day that you answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. While none of us had the privilege to know you, we will never forget and you will live on in our hearts.

- 71J Squad


January 9, 2010

Bob and I worked at Squaw Peak (700) during the early 1980's. While we never worked on the same squad (he spent most of those years working plain clothes/ undercover as I recall) it was clear he was a smart police officer and hard working as well. He was a good guy too, always available to answer questions about search warrants, etc. I pray his family found a way to cope with his loss.

Ofc. Matt Ridener #3857
Phoenix Police Dept. (Ret)

March 11, 2009

Brother Bob you are not forgotten by your comrades in Phoenix or in any agency in this great nation. I remember your devotion to your service and to bringing peace and ease to God's children here. Your soft voice, your huge heart and your compassion for service will be a model for generatons to come. know that you are now with the greatest gathering of law enforcement officers and one day we all will join you in heaven. Well done my true and faithful brother, rest in peace.
In Christ, Tom Bradley Arizona State Chaplain FOP

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD

June 16, 2008


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

January 2, 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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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

July 26, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Fike. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 15, 2007

G-d Bless.

January 8, 2007

R.I.P. Bob. Thanks for being a friend and someone to look up to.

T.G.B. H.S. Phoenix

January 8, 2006

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