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Deputy Darryn Leroy Robins

Orange County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 25, 1993

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Reflections for Deputy Darryn Leroy Robins

26 years buddy. We still love 'ya, still miss 'ya and still think about 'ya. That was a very nice post that your dear friend, Mr. Griffin, left. I'm glad to hear that Melissa is well and that you are now a Grandpa to a beautiful Grandson that looks and acts like you. Boy, what I wouldn't do to see them right now. I looked up Morris Day and the Time on YouTube and got a good laugh and it made my heart smile. So much has changed Darryn but 1 things remains the same....you will never be forgotten my friend !!! Merry Christmas and may you continue to rest in eternal peace.

HEROES NEVER DIE....

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 25, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Robins.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 25, 2019

RIP Sir. God bless your family and friends.

Retired Firefighter
OCFD/OCFA

August 23, 2019

Darryn (Bean) Robins! My friend, it's been nearly 26 years, and it took me 7 of those to finally let go. For years, I had reoccurring dreams that you were still here. Never would I have imagined you'd be gone in the prime of your life. I'll never forget what a newly proud father you were, when Melissa was born. She was the light of your life. Now you're a Grand Father, with Melissa having given birth to a baby boy, a couple of years ago. Forest and I went by your mom's (Sade Mae) house to see him, and I guess it was no surprise that he looked just like his grandpa. He had some of your mannerisms too. Unfortunately, Forest passed not long after that visit, and the last time I saw Sadie Mae, was at his funeral. That was over a year ago. My, my, my, how the time flies. But I'll never forget all the great times we had growing up. Sometimes I just sit and play the records that remind me of you. Especially Morris Day and The Time, and it just brings a smile to my face, even right now thinking about it. You'll never be forgotten my friend! RIP

HAROLD D GRIFFIN
best friend since 4th grade

August 18, 2019

Darryn buddy, 25 years ago today affected our hearts and changed our lives forever. The pain is real and it never really goes away. Your lovely family is near and dear to my heart, especially on Christmas day. Thank you for your unselfish service and for paying the ultimate sacrifice in helping us be better Deputies. I love 'ya and miss 'ya buddy. You were an awesome partner and an even better man and I was proud to call you my friend. May you continue to rest in eternal peace. We will NEVER FORGET.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 25, 2018

Hey Darryn, I'm sure reserve Shaver meant no disrespect with your name mistake. However, he was right when he said you were a great deputy and you definitely loved your job. We still miss you a lot buddy. We will NEVER forget.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

March 10, 2018

It was a sad day when we lost our brother in arms! Wayne was a good Deputy and loved his job!! You will always be remembered my friend! Reserve Deputy lvl 1 James T Shaver. Jan 8, 1991 to July 1998.

Reserve Deputy lvl 1
OCSD SJC Patrol

February 25, 2018

24 years and we still remember. Lost a couple of OCSD brothers this year, so I am sure you're all having a blast up there livin' it up, just like we did down here !!! Miss 'ya bro and it still hurts. It always will. Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family, my friend.

WE WILL NEVER FORGET !!!!!

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 25, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 25, 2017

As we approach another Christmas, I am again reminded of the tragic training exercise that took your life, my friend. I've kept in touch with "Sade Mae", who's in turn, kept me abreast of things, as they relate to your wife and daughter. All these many years have gone by, but obviously I will never forget the call your wife made to me on that fateful Christmas day. Our lives were changed forever. It took many years to come to grips with this tragedy, and some of the details still resonate. But I trust in my lord and savior and may his "will", (not mine), be done. God bless you my brother, and may you continue to shine your light down on us.

Civilian
best friend since 4th grade

December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas buddy. I still think a lot about you and your family and I definitely do miss our friendship and the good times we had. And for those precious, awesome times, I am very grateful. It's been 23 years and it seems like yesterday when we all heard that fateful call.

We will never forget you Darryn. Your spirit will live on in our hearts forever. You've been joined by a few of my buddies here from Polk County here the last couple of years and I know you're all hittin' it off and having a good time!!!!

WE WILL NEVER FORGET........HEROES LIVE FOREVER !!!!!!!

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 25, 2016

After all these years, I still think of you and your family, especially today. I still miss you and think of you and all the good times and funny times we had.

Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family buddy. I love you brother...We will NEVER forget......NEVER !!!!

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 25, 2015

21 years brother and the pain never goes away.....thinking of you on Christmas day today and every day. I still miss you, my friend. I sure wish you were here with us so we could all enjoy our retirement years together. We will NEVER FORGET 'ya buddy. Merry Christmas to you and all the other angels up in heaven who have earned their wings....God bless you and your family !!!!

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 25, 2014

Thank you for coming to Serrano Intermediate School soon before you left this earth to share your inspirational story. You gave me and my fellow classmates words of wisdom that are still with me over 20 years later. Thank you for your service.

Anonymous
Middle School Student

July 25, 2014

Well buddy, today makes 20 years ago you were taken from us on that tragic and fateful Christmas day. Back then were in the prime of our lives and careers, having fun and taking the bad guys to jail. Now, some of us are looking at retirement and our twilight years. And I sure wish you had been here with us, living through it all.

We have not forgotten you Darryn and your family continues to be in my thoughts and prayers. Look forward to being with you again in heaven someday, my friend.

I still miss you....Thank you for your sacrifice brother.

HEROES LIVE FOREVER !!!!!

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 25, 2013

My friend I think of you often,,, and usually end up laughing at how you would always tease me about I.A...... Thanks for the laughs and memories brother...

george w kluchonic jr.. retired
friend

June 18, 2013

Deputy Robins,

Thank you so much for your service and dedication.
May you continue to rest in peace.

Civilian
LAPD

March 16, 2013

Well buddy, another Christmas has come and gone. The 19th to be exact and I still remember, as if it were yesterday.

A lot of bad is happening in the world right now. I know you just welcomed 26 new angels from Connecticut !!!!!

Merry Christmas Darryn. I love and miss 'ya brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 25, 2012

Deputy Robins,
On today, the 19th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Orange County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

December 25, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Robins. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year buddy !!!!! I know it's a little late but you know you are NEVER FORGOTTEN....

You are now one of 'My Heroes' on this beautiful ODMP site. My thoughts and prayers are still with you and your wonderful and beautiful family Darryn. I miss you buddy...

Mitch Cheselka
Sergeant
CA-OR (Retired)

January 4, 2012

Hey Darryn, My grandbaby and angel Jalyn Isaiah Ratliff-Hawkins is in heaven with you now. Please take care of him for us. We will see you all again....

Love you

Vanessa Ratliff
Sister

August 30, 2011

17 years today buddy and it still hurts....We have not forgotten !!!! Sure hope you and all our fellow LE heroes have a Merry Christmas from above !!!!

Mitch Cheselka
Good Friend and Fellow Deputy

December 25, 2010

Hey Darryn,

You'd be really happy to hear this! Bobby Jr received a full athletic scholarship to attend Washington State Univ playing football in the Fall 2010. We are so proud of him!! Guess what else? Officer Randy Simmon's son also received a football scholarship to WSU. Of course we didn't know Officer Simmons personally, but he is Law enforcement family, so be sure to tell him about your nephew and congratulate him on his son's accomplishment! You both have two fine young men to be proud of. The boys don't know each other yet, so imagine their suprise when they discover what they have in common. Love and miss you so much!

Vanessa Ratliff
Sister

March 15, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

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