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Security Policeman Robert Scott Gray

United States Air Force Security Forces, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, January 6, 1978

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Reflections for Security Policeman Robert Scott Gray

You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over those still out on patrol.

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

January 6, 2009

Hero's are never forgotten! Continue to rest in peace brother.

Paul Bodenhamer
Police Officer
Dept of Veterans Affairs Police

Former 36th SFS Andersen AFB Guam
Security Forces - United States Air Force

Police Officer - Paul Bodenhamer
Dept of Veterans Affairs

April 10, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones. I was at Clark from 69-71 and was never so glad to leave a place as I was there. Thank you for your dedicated service to your country, you will not be forgotten.

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

April 9, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 12, 2008



January 1, 2008

May Our Lord bless you and give you rest.

January 6, 2007

Dear Bob, I was stationed with you at Clark as a handler on "D" shift. I was off duty that night but the minute we heard what had happend to you we all reported for work. We hunted the entire night for the people who did this to you and Casey. You have never been forgotten by me or by others who worked with you. You were a kind and caring person who went way before his time.

Sgt. Rose Marie Lichtenfels
United States Air Force K-9 Handler

September 24, 2006


I received an e-mail today from a guy named Tom Jones, an old bomb loader who was there after us. He told me about this site and about how he had heard of you...Because of him I have added your face to the site...We still remember and honor you my friend.

R.I.P. until we all meet again...


Marc Hodgdon, TSgt (Ret)
US Air Force

February 15, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

May God grant you eternal peace and bring comfort and peace to your loved ones.

January 6, 2005

Dear Bob,
I'm so sorry I was posted with my K9 on the other side of the base on your fatefull day. I prayed to GOD, that I could have been close at hand when you left your jeep. I tried for days after to enact revenge, but to no avail. The only consolation I have, is that you were with your partner "Casey-Jones" to the end, and he with you. I believe K-9 handlers hold a special place in GOD'S heart. We will all one day meet again at the big kennels in the sky, for one last role call and one last guardmount, to be posted on the field of our dreams. You are gone but never forgotten. B-flight K-9 Clark AB. RPI

A1C Dale Warke
3rd SPG/K9 Clark AB

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