Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Robert Hamrick

Rock Creek Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, March 20, 1970

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Reflections for Chief of Police Robert Hamrick

I’m watching repeats of Unsolved Mysteries.....your story bought tears to my eyes. May you Rest In Peace!

Carol-Regina Ramsey
Concerned Citizen

October 26, 2019

Rest in peace Chief of Police Hamrick. A young hero with a family left to mourn you forever.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 20, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Chief of Police Robert Hamrick of the Rock Creek Police Department, Ohio and the additional 54 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

March 20, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Chief of Police Robert Hamrick of the Rock Creek Police Department, Ohio and the additional 54 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

March 20, 2019

This man showed true love for his community. His courage - he received death threats before he died for going against the gang infestation - will never be forgotten. That the obvious perpetrators in that small town were never brought to justice is a tragedy.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King Jr.

Sharon
Citizen

December 20, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Chief of Police Robert Hamrick of the Rock Creek Police Department, Ohio and the additional 55 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

March 20, 2018

que muerte terrible y solo tratando de hacer bien su trabajo, donde se encuentre que este bien.

joseph
unsolved mysteries

March 16, 2014

While walking around a Madison cemetery today, I came across the Chief's headstone. I've been interested in the case since hearing of it several years ago on Unsolved Mysteries. Members of my extended family grew up in Rock Creek on Shaeffer Road and vicinity from the 1840's to the 1990's. (Nevisons and Porters). I was not aware, until today, that he was buried here. May he rest in peace and may those who murdered him be found before they die.

Firefighter/EMT, Retired. Greg S.
Madison Fire District, Madison, Ohio

July 9, 2013

Chief Hamrick, thank you for your service and dedication. You will never be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

February 23, 2011

i just wanna open my heart and cry i hurt over this not by looseing a brave heart because he went out the way he would have wanted just like dale earnhardt i cried then also for the same reason god gave us many hero's in many differant ways but then it would seem god calls his angels home before i could say thank you , it burdens me because they didnt even want a thank you only to know when they went home they was loved and everywhere they go they leave us with a smile mr hamrick i will never get to hold your angelic hands look you in the eye and say thank you, but i can return to you and your loved ones that which you gave to us a smile :)

Anonymous

May 20, 2010

FORTY YEARS HAVE COME AND GONE FOR YOU MY BROTHER IN BLUE THE BEAT GOES ON THE CAUSE ENDURES AND YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. YOURS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

Anonymous

May 19, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 20, 2010

I am originally from Jefferson, Ohio and remember when I was young hearing about you. You will NEVER be forgotten brother. Rest in Peace.

Trooper Josh Valek
Washington State Patrol

January 19, 2010

R.I.P gramps u will never be for gotten the family miss u

Sra Robert Hamrick
grandson

July 22, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

April 30, 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
Sergeant
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

January 8, 2008

I watched Unsolved Mysteries today (08-11-06). My heart goes out to Chief Hamrick's family. If anyone has any information about his case, please email me at: [email protected]
Off. Adrian Stroud

Off. Adrian T. Stroud
Middletown Police Department (CT)

August 11, 2006

Rest in peace brohter...your not forgotten!

patrol officer
cleveland police

February 22, 2006

Chief Hamrick,
On today, the 35th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Rock Creek.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

March 20, 2005

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