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Correctional Officer Robert Hart

Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa

End of Watch Tuesday, July 9, 1940

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Robert Hart

You were my maternal grandfather's step dad. He told us of how wonderful you were. He mentioned watching the murderer hanged in ft madison. Thank you for your services and heroism.


September 7, 2023

Mr. Hart was my Grandfather's (Larry Cornic's) Step-Father. He told me this sad story, and actually attended the execution of the defendant. RIP Mr. Hart. Gone but not forgotten.

Jason D Glick

September 7, 2023

Never Forgotten

A. Lee Sergeant of Police

August 17, 2023

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

April 10, 2023

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 9, 2020

Robert Alan Hart was my Grandmother's brother. My Grandmother was Bessie G Hart King who died in 1980. I remember my mom telling me the story of my Grandma suddenly rushed my mom into the house for the night. Mom thought it was strange for it was pretty early in the evening. Soon, someone can knocking on the door. The visitor informed my grandma of her brother being hurt and does she want him to take her to the hospital. She replied, "it's too late". It was felt that she had a sixth sense, but kept it to herself, for being a Preacher's wife.

Alice Rogers
Great-Great Niece

December 12, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

Rest in Peace, Officer Hart. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

Rest in peace, though the time has been long you are not forgotten. We carry on and remember.
To your family it was good to see your comments to know the family carries on too. Thank You.

C/O anon

May 10, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th 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

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 9, 2010

Rest in Peace sir, you are not forgotten.....

PFC Kyle Penman-Motor Squad
City of Fairfax PD, VA

May 31, 2007

Robert Alan Hart was my mother's brother and he was my Uncle. I was very young when he was killed at the Prison and he's always been a hero to his family. He was the son of Robert R. Hart and Etta Mae Hart of Mt. Carmel, IL. Thanks for a nice website and for honoring the fallen.

Esther Benham,
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Mrs. Esther Benham

February 22, 2007

God bless your soul for your service and sacrifice for your community.

St. Louis City Police

July 9, 2005

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