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Sergeant Robert Lee Bittick

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Tuesday, October 11, 1994

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Reflections for Sergeant Robert Lee Bittick

Sgt. Bittick,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Alaska. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 11, 2019

Hey buddy. Well brotherman, I remember it was November 1993 - a dark and stormy night in Juneau, and I was on a traffic stop with a monster of a drunken badguy at 31 mile with crappy radio service and no backup. The drunk monster decided he wasn’t going to be arrested, and I decided he was. When you showed up, the drunk monster was winning and trying to go for my gun.

I’m still here because you decided to go on a long drive out the road on a really cold and stormy night to give me a drive-by and check on the welfare of a brother officer instead of going home. After we got the drunk monster in cuffs, you stayed to do the impound for me. A week later at JPD night shift briefing , we ALL laughed about how you showed up and I was busily getting my butt handed to me.

I never thanked you then. It wasn’t necessary. It still isn’t. But I know I’m here because you were there.

Bob...I think of you often. Comrades. Buddies. Friends. I’d go through any door with you. Any where, any time, Amigo.

Sr. Det. Kenneth J. Jennings (Retired)
Juneau Police Department

September 5, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

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

October 11, 2017

I only got the chance to know you for a few months and although I can't remember any of it I know I loved you will all my heart. I grew up hearing amazing stories about how wonderful of a man you were, looking at pictures of you on our walls and even pictures of us in some photo albums. Grandma would always tell me all about what you we were doing in those pictures and how much you loved me and the rest of the family.
I wish I would have got more time with you, and grandma too. But I love you both very much and can't wait to see you again.

Breanna Bittick
Grand daughter

February 11, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 3, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 13, 2012

Dad I miss you and still think about you daily.

Mick Bittick

May 27, 2012

Dad, we love you and miss you. Thanks for all you did for us, for the love and caring, the lesson taught and learned. You were a great man, loving husband, a wonderful father and grandfather. Your memory lives on, as does you name in my son's name.

Sergeant Richard Lee Bittick
Polk County Sheriff's Office, Son

May 10, 2012

i think he was a greAT Man

alex murphy

April 3, 2011




October 30, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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


October 17, 2009

Sgt. Bittick,
On today, the 14th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Alaska. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 11, 2008

I never knew of you until I heard of the misfortunate accident.But as you know,Swack was 1 hell of a man. And for you to know him and share the one thing he loved ,second to his family! Flying the goose!! Thank you for your service to the people of Alaska and for being my brother's friend.God Speed-Don Swackhammer


September 3, 2008

You are gone but not forgotten and are always in our thoughts and prayers.
We will never forget you and your sacrifice.

Sergeant David Jones
Alaska State Troopers

May 9, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 14, 2007

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this anniversary of your EOW. You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 11, 2007

On the upcoming anniversary of your untimely death, we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 9, 2007

Sergeant Bittick

I do not know anything about you or your family. The one thing that ties us together is that your last moments on earth you had spent them with my father, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your service to Alaska and for the friendship you had with my father.
May your sprit rest in peace

Ty Swackhammer

February 5, 2007

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Bittick. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 2, 2006

You have not been forgotten and are a true hero. Heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

September 13, 2006

Rest in peace! You are not forgotten.

November 23, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

(Formerly of Seward Alaska)

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

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