Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Robert "Bobbie Bull" Giovannoni

McCook Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, July 23, 1956

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Reflections for Sergeant Robert "Bobbie Bull" Giovannoni

Sergeant Giovannoni's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-15-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)

March 15, 2017

On July 18, 2016 Sergeant Robert Giovannoni will be honored at the Village of McCook board meeting with an official resolution in his memory.

Immediately after the board meeting, the police department will conduct a short ceremony and place a memorial plaque on the wall in the department lobby.

Sergeant Giovannoni has been, and always will be, remembered for his ultimate sacrifice.

Rest in peace Bobby.

Mario DePasquale, Chief of Police
McCook Police Department

July 6, 2016

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Giovannoni. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 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 57th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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

January 16, 2013

Was driving through McCook the other day and thought of you. I never knew you but in my mind, you have never been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 15, 2011

My Uncle Bob was a big man with a soft heart. He had a large and loving family that still misses him. He was so honest, he once gave the chief of police a parking ticket. I recently visited the McCook Village Hall/Police Dept., walked the parking lot where he lay dying, went inside and to my dismay, there was not even a small plaque honoring him. His death on July 23,1956 was and remains the only line-of-duty death in the Village of McCook. I spoke to the mayor, Raymond J. Tobolski, Jr., and he assured me this would be rectified. Thank you Mr. Mayor.

Patricia Hyne (nee Falaschi)
Robert Giovannoni's Niece

October 7, 2006

I REMEMBER THE DAY THAT BOBBY WAS SHOT. I WAS COMING HOME FROM THE STORE AND MY MOTHER SAID NOT TO GO TO THE VILLAGE HALL BECAUSE BOBBY WAS SOHT AND WAS LAYING IN FRONT OF THE HALL FACE DOWN. MY UNCLE MATT PADGEN WAS THE CHIEF OF POLICE THEN. MY FATHER DID WORK THERE EARLIER AS A POLICE OFFICER HIS NAME WAS NICK PADGEN. WHEN BOBBY WAS KILLED HE WORKED FOR FOREST VIEW POLICE DEPT. EVERYONE WAS SHOCKED TO HEAR ABOUT BOBBY BEING KILLED. IT WAS A SAD DAY IN MCCOOK. WE ALL LIKED BOBBY. HE HAS BEEN MISSED BY ALL THE TOWN PEOPLE

barbara hicks
friend

July 31, 2006

I learned of your death back when I started as a young patrolman in 1972 with the Riverside Police Department, that was 16 years after your death and you were still remembered back then. It is almost 50 years now and I wanted to stop and leave a reflection to say that even after a half of a century, you have not been forgotten.

Robert Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Robert Gordon, Asst. Chief, Retired
Riverside PD, IL

June 15, 2005

We will not let you be forgotten...rest in peace, my brother


Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County Illinois

September 1, 2003

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