Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Robert M. Kirk

Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, August 29, 1988

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Reflections for Special Agent Robert M. Kirk

Always remembered brother.

Judge /Magistrate/SCTeooper Sheridan Lyn

August 28, 2022

What a great agent, great friend who is missed by this retired agent from north Georgia. Great sense of humor that is missed. In your words, “about to be a bad wreck, and we’re going to be the first ones here!” In the words of another, “thanks for the memories!” God bless your family.

S/A Retired Del Thomasson
Georgia Bureau of Investigation

May 10, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 29, 2020

Never forgotten brother.

Judge / Magistrate Sheridan Lynn
SC Highway Patrol (retired)

August 29, 2020

Remembering you today! Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. I was an agent with all of 5 years on the job when you were killed. I still can feel the tremendous sadness and shock. But what I remember the most is the determination of your fellow agents to capture the man who killed you. Rest In Peace, Brother!

SAC Lisa Harris
Georgia Bureau of Investigation

August 29, 2018

I remember you and your professional approach. God bless you , your family and your department

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

August 29, 2017

I will never forget you.

Former Special Agent Joel Criswell

December 23, 2016

Bob, I think of you often my friend. All the times we worked together as Troopers and then Agents. I especially remember the Atlanta detail when you and I were roommates. You were one of the kindest and nicest people I've ever known. Miss you buddy!

David Rush GBI retired
Georgia Bureau of Investigation

August 18, 2014

Rest in Peace, Special Agent Kirk. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

Hey Bob! Got your ears on today big guy? If so they are burning cause I was just talking about you to a couple of old pals of ours in the GBI and also talked to an ol' Trooper pal of yours a couple of weeks ago. You are gone my friend but not forgotten....really miss talking at ya....

Brice -- If I can ever help you and the family with anything don't hesitate to contact me...the office number is 770-619-6653. Hope everyone is doing great.....Walt Ol' Pal of your Dad

SAC Walt Brooks GBI 28 (retired)
Georgia Bureau of Investigation

January 7, 2012

I hope to become the man you were, and make you proud. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I love you and miss you Dad.

Brice Hamilton KIrk

March 22, 2011

There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I hope to become the man you were and make you proud. I love you and miss you.

Brice Hamilton Kirk

March 22, 2011

You are the definition of a true hero Special Agent Kirk. You saved lives by your actions and made the ultimate sacrifice. You prevented a series of tragic events by laying down your life for perfect strangers and thereby upheld your oath as a police officer to the highest level. Your sacrifice is not forgotten. May you rest in peace. God Bless.

Special Agent
DHS/Homeland Security Investigations

February 25, 2011

SA Kirk, You are not forgotten. God bless you and your family.

SA Ellen Pierson

November 5, 2010

Just put in a call to Dan Kirk, Bob's brother, at GBI HQ and look forward to his return call to discuss Bob's family and a police related issue. Dan is now the Assistant Director at GBI HQ.
Just thinking about you Bob and wishing you were working with me nowadays!
Walt (AKA Col. Wally)

Walt Brooks (retired GBI SAC)
Georgia Bureau of Investigation/Gwinnett County SO Intel Unit

September 2, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I hold your family in thought and prayer today, and pray for their solace.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 29, 2010

Thinking of a great police today....Bob Kirk. Just got a question from a friend in south Georgia about how Bob died and I sat here thinking of the few times that I worked with Bob and what a great guy he was. Bob didn't have to go checking into what his killer was doing...Bob was at home, at night with his family, but I like to think that I would have done exactly the same thing that Bob fact, most all police I have ever known would have acted exactly as Bob that fateful night. One of those times you wish you could have been there with a friend and say something like...let's do this together. God Bless Bob and his family. Bob is missed by many people and lots of police...take care and be safe out there...Col. Wally

SAC Walt Brooks GBI 28 (Retired)
Georgia Bureau of Investigation

September 20, 2009

"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

October 8, 2007

Many shifts have come and gone since your last patrol, but you are not forgotten. RIP.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

May 17, 2007

Bob Kirk -- my kid of "sumtim ain't right" Georgia Police Officer. Although we only worked together when I was in charge of the Anti-Terrorist Squad and we all worked to keep the Klan and skinheads in line, I remember you as a great police officer. Thanks for being a hero to all of your fellow GBI Agents and all Georgia police and deputies. Although I made it through 34 years of Georgia law enforcement, I would have given it all up to have been able to be with you that fateful night when you knew that something wasn't right. Jimmy Davis and I still talk about you even now. God Bless you Bob and thanks from all of us that worked with you. Col. Wally

SAC Walton G. Brooks GBI 28
Georgia Bureau of Investigation

March 19, 2006

A badge that was worn by a wonderful husband, a fantastic daddy, and a special brother-in-law. There is not a day goes by that I don't think about you and the long talks and advice you gave me, if only I could ask you now. Your son was small but we've let him know what a wonderful Dad he had and how his dad loved his badge, which sits on his dresser today. Yes that very night you were worried about what was happening in your neighborhood, you always were concerned about everybody. You are greatly missed, and some day we will gather on that mountain. I will always have a special place in my heart for a badge.

Billie Anne Nelson

June 14, 2004

God bless you, brother. Through your selfless giving you stopped a tragedy. You will never be forgotten as a hero never dies.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

August 29, 2003

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