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Police Officer Robert John Hogue

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, December 21, 1974

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert John Hogue

Remembering you on this day. Prayers for you and your family.

Former DPD

December 21, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Hogue.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 25, 2019

Reflecting on my shootout in #5 and your death, both on this date. I will always wonder why you and not me. God bless you and I pray that your family finds peace. You are never forgotten.

Former DPD.

December 21, 2018

Always have been with me and in my thoughts throughout my life Dad. I'm so sorry that you were taken from us so young. We look forward to seeing you someday again but will see reflections of you in your grandchildren every day until then.


October 2, 2018

Tough time of year Bob. But I’m still here and, like I said, I won’t forget you.

Former DPD

January 1, 2018

Doing the same job on the same day, I lived through a CQB shootout on the east side of Detroit. Why you and not me? I don't know, but I will never forget you.

Former DPD.

January 31, 2017

Miss you Bob, 41 years, where has all the time gone, RIP my brother.

Thomas Hogue (Police Officer-retired)
Brother-Detroit Police Department

December 22, 2015

Hi Bobby,

I know you are in Heaven with all the Hogues and want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Please put in a good word for the rest of us who are still on Earth knowing we will meet again when we pass over.

Much love from our whole family.

Brother Wally (Walter E. Hogue)

Citizen Hogue

December 21, 2014

Rest in peace my brother Bob it's been forty years today you lost your life in the line of duty and now two more officers from New York City just lost their lives today, please watch over them in heaven.

Retired Police Officer Tom Hogue
Brother of Bob Hogue

December 21, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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 who was murdered in the 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

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

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 21, 2011

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer Hogue.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 22, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, NH

December 21, 2007

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 13, 2007

I worked with Bob the day before he met his demise, a truly great officer and good partner. We got an RA in progress run that day and I learned from Bob firsthand how to gather information to track down the suspect. I'm with the county now babysitting inmates and sometimes I look back on my 36 years in law enforcement and remember guys that I used to work with and the world is a much sadder place without them around, but we'll all see you again brother when it's our turn.


February 1, 2007

We went through the police academy together, walked our first beats together, wrote our first tickets together, got into our first car chase and foot pursuit together with two armed robbers...all this in a matter of a few weeks out of the academy and not knowing what in the heck we were doing.

To Bob's family: Bob was one of the nicest, most mild mannered person I've ever had the privilege of knowing. He was and continues to be an example to us all. May he RIP.

Sam Sabolovich
Detroit Police Department (retired)

April 23, 2006

Bob, was a wonderful person and a good honest hard working officer. He came to work everyday ready to serve his city and community. The second outstanding officer killed at #11 within a very short period of time. He will be remembered by all who served with him for his wonderful personality and commitment to duty.

Vincent W. Piersante Jr.

January 12, 2005

Officer Hogue,

I'm sorry you didn't get to raise your little boy, GOD had other plans for you. Rest in Peace Brother....Gone but never forgotten.


July 10, 2004

Bob, we all miss you. On the day you were buried 12-24-74 we set up the toy train for your 5 year old son which you bought just before you died. As the train was going around the track the locomotive displayed the numbers 4301 on the engine, which was your badge number. I think it was a sign from God your O.K.

Thomas Hogue
Retired Detroit Police Department

June 25, 2004

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