Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Robert Michael "Bob" Holcomb

Plainville Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Monday, November 21, 1977

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Reflections for Patrolman Robert Michael "Bob" Holcomb

~ S A L U T E ~


November 21, 2015

Great Uncle Bob, my grandmother and your sister Mary misses you very much. Thank you for everything you sacrificed.

Shyanne Dougherty
Great Niece

April 10, 2015

Was happy to see that the parole was revoked.
Rest in peace brother Holcomb.

Police inspector Simon Heilmann
Over seas

March 25, 2015

I'm happy to see that the parole was revoked.
Rest in peace brother Holcomb.

Police inspector Simon Heilmann
Over seas

March 25, 2015

I worked with Bobby at his brother's tree service, in Plainville, CT. This was right after Bob came back from two tours of duty in Vietnam. He saw a lot of heavy action. As a friend, I helped Bob move into his 1st apartment.
When Bob became a policeman, I use to say, he never gave out a ticket without someone really asking for it. Bob was a real gentleman. A super nice guy.
I moved to MA. and lost track of what was going on in Plainville, CT until the day Bob lost his life. I was so sorry to hear this awful news.
His killer deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison. We all need to make sure the state of CT., governor & parole board understands this.
My deepest condolences go out to the whole Holcomb family. Rest in peace my friend.

Alan Kalbach
friend of the Holcomb family

March 25, 2015

Friends, Family, Brothers & Sisters in Blue...

The parole hearing for Officer Holcomb's killer is quickly approaching: March 25, 2015.

According to the No Parole for Cop killers link on this website, letters must be received by the The Board of Pardons and Paroles (55 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702) by this Sunday, March 15 (less than 1 week from today).

His Family, Friends and many Chiefs, Officers and Troopers from our State (including State of Connecticut government officials) are mobilizing and will be there in force to show our outrage regarding the decision already made to release the killer - without ANY input from us.

Please help us keep this killer where he belongs for the rest of his life - in prison - by taking a moment to generate and mail a letter too. It takes only 30 seconds and a single stamp.

Thank you for taking the time to come here and reflect on the life of Officer Holcomb. His family and friends appreciate your support, thoughts and prayers.

L. Todd Barber

March 9, 2015

As the niece of Officer Robert Holcomb, I would like to make you aware that on January 9, 2015 the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles voted two to one to allow parole to the murder of Officer Holcomb, scheduled for July 2015. After recovering from their shock, the family and community are protesting this egregious determination; and, the Board has agreed to allow them the opportunity to be heard on March 25, 2015. We ask that any other law enforcement professionals or concerned citizens who wish to make their opposition to this decision known to write to the Board.

On behalf of the Holcomb family, thank you for your time, and your diligence in serving all the residents of your communities.

Maria Weinberger
Niece of Officer Robert Holcomb

March 9, 2015

As a young boy growing up on Birch St. I was friends with Bobby.
He and I and our friends spent much time riding our bikes and playing and I was always impressed with Bobby's zest for life. He was a good friend for years and I remember his mother hosting a Cub Scout group to which Bobby and I belonged. As I grew older I lost touch with him and when I heard of his untimley death I was so saddened by it. I pray for his family.

David Tolassi
Boyhood friend of Bob.

March 9, 2015

Well my letter of recommendation went off for the parole hearing. I hope that more of us will send in a letter of support to keep Patrolman Robert Michael "Bob" Holcomb murderer right where he belongs behind bars. To the family of Officer Holcomb I'm sorry for your loss 37 years ago.

Former Sgt. Joe Covington, M/C, 4926
Corpus Christi Police Department

February 27, 2015

When God sent His angels to bring you home He had His reasons. someday we will be able to ask why; but for now we offer our prayers for peace and comfort to those left behind. RIP Brother.

SMSgt (USAF-Retired) Ed Keeney
USAF Security Police

February 26, 2015

RIP my brother of the badge, God bless your Family, Friends and Department. My "No Parole" letters is going out this morning. The POS that murdered you will not get out and rot in hell.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

February 25, 2015

The best way to show your respect to Robert Holcomb is to make sure his killer is never released. Contact Gov. Malloy and tell him to stand up for our law enforcers and to protect our citizens.
Stop this injustice !


February 12, 2015

I remember the day of this tragedy due to my father. He and Bobby, John Riback and a few others were close friends and the group would have coffee or breakfast at Saint's once in a while, nothing planned just always friendly remarks of "how ya doing". I grew up in Plainville as my father did and have never seen or heard a disrespectful comment made about this officer, husband, father, friend or man. Any way you look at it, Plainville lost something special, but should be proud of everyone who continues to remember and fight with the family. If my dad was still with us he would be fighting too.

Jim Eyres
generations of family friends

February 10, 2015

Bobby was my baby brother. Even after all these years, I still get a pain in my stomach when I hear of an officer being shot in this country. No way should the animal who took Bob from us should be let free. As his older brother and sisters our children adored Bob. I will never forget the look on my son's face when I walked into the house and he said "Uncle Bob was shot and he is dead." My son was 15 and one of Bob's greatest admirers. Please, please don't let Castonguay out of jail. Not after the pain he caused and still continues to cause.

Tricia Rice

February 7, 2015

It is time for every good citizen to protest the upcoming July 2015 parole of Gary Castonguay. He ia a "man" who boasted about his killing a cop. He has not served his mandatory life sentence while police officer, Robert Holcomb lost his life to this beast. Holcomb's family continues to feel the pain that Castonguay caused and all to often are forced to relive the horror of their loved one's murder at the hands of one who is scheduled to walk free in a few shotrt months. Where's the justice?


January 28, 2015

Im posting this at the time you fell 37 years ago 17:17pm. Miss you Bobby. For ever Bob.

Robert R Soli Retired Officer
Plainville Police Dept. Plainville Ct. November 11,2014

November 21, 2014

Thank you for the service. God bless you and your family.

Jim O'Brien
Nephew of Windsor Locks Officer Joe O'Brien EOW 12/24/1968

November 21, 2014

Always in my heart and thoughts Bobby, I will never forget.

Robert R Soli Retired Officer
Plainville Police Dept. Plainville Ct. November 11,2014

November 11, 2014

Always in my thoughts Bobby, I will nerver forget.

Robert Soli Retired Officer
Plainville Police Dept. Plainville Ct

November 21, 2013

Always in my thoughts coming up on 36 I never forgot that nite forever remenbered.. Miss you buddy.

Robert Soli Retired Officer
Plainville PD Plainville Ct

September 7, 2013

35 Years Missyou buddy always in my thoughts and prayers.

Robert Soli Retired Officer Plainville PD Plainville, Ct.

November 19, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Holcomb. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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.

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

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 21, 2011

Special Agent T.D. Holcomb, thankyou for your reflection for Officer Robert Holcomb, Bobby and I worked together I was his training officer and we were partners he was my best friend. Thankyou and god bless you and your son for your service. Retired Officer Robert Soli Plainville Police Dept.

Officer Robert Soli
Plainville PD Retired & Friend

November 21, 2011

Office Holcomb you were doing the job you were trained to do and these cowards took you from your family. It takes a special person to run toward danger and face it head on rather than run away from it as most people do. Your bravery is without question. I hope your family finds peace in knowing the cowards that took you away from them will pay the rest of their lives for this. I can assure you there will be indeed a special place in hell for these cowards and special place in heaven for you sir. Thank-you. Though we are not related, I carry the Holcomb name with pride as well as my son, who is also a police officer. Rest in peace sir.

Special Agent T.D.Holcomb
Norfolk Southern Railroad Police

May 19, 2011

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