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Police Officer Robert James Ingram

Cobb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 13, 1993

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert James Ingram


I never knew you and was only 13 years old when your watch ended but I work the same area that you used to. I try my best to keep up the marker at the spot where you were fell in the line of duty.

Andrew M Singleton
Cobb County Police Department

April 24, 2008

Hey Robby!

I know's been a long time. I was thinking about you today: That trip to Daytona as kids that you went with us on, me and you building that sand castle and putting the hermit crabs in it. My God, what were we? 11 or 12 years old?

I remember the last time we were together: Me, you and JD went out to that party and that guy stole your car while we were all out for a walk talking about old times. What were we then? 18?

Maybe that's why you became a cop; because of that night. I don't know, buddy. Honestly, I don't care. You did good, Robby. You did really damn good.

Dad died a few weeks ago. I was looking through some of the old pictures, and there you were. It all came flooding back to my memory:

That night we watched Alien on your TV because you were the only one that had HBO.

The first time I ever heard Def Leoppard at your house; ON VINYL!

That time we were going to the Magic Market and your little brother got hit by that car and we made him tough it out.

That killer Panosonic Jam Box we took with us the first time we ever really "went out".

Damn it, man. I miss you. I've thought about you often over the years, but only today did it really come home to roost.

You were a good friend, Robby. I would like to think that we'll meet again someday; you, me, JD...and maybe we'll go for a walk again and talk about old times.

I'd like that. I would like that a lot.

Love you, bud.

p.s. You should see me now. You'd be proud of me. I have a lovely wife, a beautiful daughter...everything we used to talk about. I guess that maybe you already know, but it would be great if you were here now. A cookout would be nice. Another trip to Daytona would be even better. I'd buy...and I will, when my time comes. See you soon, bud.

Tommy Owens - none
Childhood friend

April 8, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 8, 2007

Love you, Miss you......14 years, it never gets easier. J.


July 13, 2007

It has been almost 13 years and the night that we lost you still hurts. Please know that you are missed and loved. I still think about the fun that we had patroling, drinking, playing ball, and riding jet-skis. I will talk to you more next week. Thank you for watching over us.

Rest in peace brother

Officer L.C. Garrett
Cobb County Police Department

July 4, 2006

Hey cousin, I really dont remember much that had happend, pretty much the only thing i can remember is the funeral. I remember the bag pipes in the background, that is how i got started with it. Everytime i hear them i would always have tears come out my eyes..... I remember we had a memorial, our family would go around with candles and your wife would always have a speech ready for us. She has gotten so beautiful, so has ur child. I wont ever forget you..

I love you cus,

Brandi Parker

April 10, 2006

I remember the good times we had Robby. I remember you goofing off with us (Dave, Jason, Brian, JW, Paul) when we were still in high school and you were the older guy, and also the times you would come by the house on the weekends and spook the girls we had over for fun.

I remember you half drunk and flashing your badge to some guys making comments about Jennifer at Boomers in Marietta one night, and then taking up for you after they snatched the badge from your drunken hands.
I remember coming to show you my new '93 Ninja motorcycle we had talked about and then you were gone.

I remember the day I suggested to Jason Bridges that we erect a cross or some kind of memorial as we rode our motorcycles near the accident scene. We managed to put together a small cross with some branches and string we found laying around. I also remember a news crew stopping and interviewing us and feeling a loss for words.

I was glad to see that our efforts did not go unnoticed, and am glad to see that our effort was replaced with a stone memorial that will stand forever.

I remember attending your funeral and I always remember how young you were, even now as I grow older. My thoughts and prayers are still with you Robby, even though some may have forgotten and moved on.

David Rodgers

September 1, 2005


June 21, 2005

We miss you.

Terry, David, Randy, Shawn, John and Mike

Terry Kemp
Long Time Friend

February 25, 2005


I remember the day you left us, like it was yesterday. We spent seven weeks together in the police academy. The motto of our class was "Divided by uniform, United by Cause." We will always be United by Cause. God must have needed another protector for the streets of heaven, and he got the best.

Fellow Police Academy Graduate

January 18, 2005

I learned of your death by my brother. A Cobb County Police Officer He provided me with the incident report of you death. It is now that I happen to patrol the same area where you stopped your last "54". And its is now that I put forth the same effort as you did in your career, to keep you memorial stone clear of debris in order to show others "how the job is really done." A tool for teaching, but more importantly for respect. Respect for those who perish putting their life on the line for those who only care out of necisity.

Thank you for your heroism!


August 21, 2004

I found myself looking up officer Ingram because of Roger Parker the President of our COPS chapter. I can never express the kindness and support that has been given to me through COPS and Mr. Parker. I know my tears for Officer Ingram helps in know way. However, that beautiful brave, honarable, person of valor will never leave my thoughts and prayers. Officer Ingram you remind me so much of my hero. Please watch and patrol together and know that each of you will never be forgotten and our love will never end. God Bless you special angels. I am so sorry your life's were cut short, but I do know that you made more impact in your short lives than many of us do living far beyond your time.
Thank you for your courage, your dignity, and your willingness to serve and protect. May God always watch over you and may you have peace.

Debra Martin, Survivor of Officer Cole M

May 25, 2004

Robbie, It's been awhile. I still remember when you were FTOing. Didn't matter what you got chewed out about or ragged on, you always had that grin........I know your in a better place, grinning and waiting on the rest of us.


February 2, 2004

My sympathies to all who were affected by this tragedy. May the one responsible for this, serve his sentence of pain and suffering for all eternity.

Pennsylvania State Police

I remember the day of Officer Ingram's funeral. At the time I was not a police officer but I attended the funeral with a friend who worked for Snellville PD. He told me that if I wanted to become a police officer I should attend a funeral of a fallen officer to appreciate the brotherhood that is shared. Needless to say over the past nine years I have followed my dream and have been in law enforcement for right at nine years.

As I stood there in the church watching Officer Ingrams wife grieve for her loss I could only think of my personal life. I remember thinking how many officers were there to show their support. To sum it all up I think I'm trying to say that because of that horrible day it confirmed what I knew I would be. Now that I have grown in my profession I have been a supervisor and a field training officer for new officers. Everyone of them have heard the story of every officers funeral I have attended and hopefully they have learned something that will help them return home when the shift is over. Unfortunately I can't change the past but I can remember, honor, and learn from others to hopefully make this piece of the world a little more enjoyable. REST IN PEACE BROTHER, YOU'RE GONE BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

Officer Shane Pierce
Lawrenceville PD

My prayers are with you and your family. Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue.


Robbie was a very gentle,kind and caring individual. This was reflected not only in his personal life but also in his professional life as a great officer and protector of freedom for the community he served. He is missed by all his family and those he served with on the Cobb County Police Department. Although he was with us for only 24 short years, he made an impact on those he came in contact with for eternity!

Roger & Opal Parker
Uncle and Aunt

Roger & Opal Parker
Aunt & Uncle

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