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Corporal Robert Whittington Klein

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, October 15, 1984

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Reflections for Corporal Robert Whittington Klein

We drive on your portion of the memorial highway every day. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace, blessings to your family.

Risa C

June 16, 2023

Officer, God bless you and your family. ASP FB page shared your story today on this anniversary of your EOW. Thank you for your bravery and service to our state. As they said, “A Hero Remembered Never Dies.”

Just Someone Who Cares

October 15, 2022

Robby Klein (as we called him) was my next-door neighbor growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas. While I was noisily building treehouses and contraptions in my back yard, he rarely complained. My parents often praised him not only as a police officer but also as a very well-educated man. I was away at college when I heard about his death and I was stunned. I couldn't believe that he could be there one moment and gone the next. He was one of the nicest, kindest most decent men I ever met and he left behind a beautiful wife and child. Even 38 years later, I choke up just thinking about it.

Ken Fishbein

August 2, 2022

Rest in peace Corporal Klein.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 2, 2021

Although I was not alive when this tragedy happened I have grown to know one of your sons, he is an outstanding man and a great friend. I know your looking down on him and the rest of your family and are proud of what these men have become. Thank you for your service and may you forever Rest In Peace.

Dep. “The Kid”
Former PCSO deputy

March 26, 2020

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Corporal Klein. Honor and bravery serenely protecting the Razorback state.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 1, 2018

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

October 15, 2014

Trooper Robbie Klein was one of my FTO's when I graduated Troop School in 1979. Our class motto was submitted by recruits, and mine was chosen "Our badge Means We care"....Robbie and Mary Flo had a badge engraved with that motto on it made for me. As other have said....the kindest guy, and really cared about making a difference........I was single back then and I would always go by their house for Thanksgiving Dinner.............I was at the manhunt that day with Henry Lamar, and we were relieved by Robbie Klein and Conrad Patillio........later that night I was called at home and told to go tell Robbie's wife- Mary Flo that Robbie had been of the hardest things I had to do in the 37 years I have been at A.S.P God Bless you Robbie, and THANKS for your Service!

Captain Keith Eremea
Arkansas State Police

October 9, 2014

Another death I will never forget. I was a reserve deputy at Pulaski County Sheriff's Department and Trooper Klein was shot by an older juvenile that had escaped from a detention center, broke into a house and stole a gun, and shot the trooper when they had the house surrounded. This was in the western part of Pulaski County and I was working that day. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers who have survived all these years after this tragic loss. Please everyone be safe and go home to your families after your shift. God bless the peacemakers.

Senior Patrolman Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

December 25, 2013

im a student at mission hills high school in california doing a project on fallen officers. My state was arkansas and i choose too write about klien. He seemed like a very nice individual and im very sorry for your loss.

Anthony Albright

May 16, 2013

Saw your picture on the home page today and wanted to let you and your family know you are not forgotten. Rest in peace, brother.

Officer Josh McCrary
Plumerville PD, Arkansas

December 1, 2009

Although you were before my time, we are brothers. I am honored to wear the same uniform as you and the other faces on our Wall of Honor. I know you were my kind of Trooper. I hope I can represent the Arkansas State Police as well as you did and be as brave as you were. You are not forgotten.

Arkansas State Police

October 19, 2009

You have not been forgotten.

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

October 15, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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 15, 2009

I pray for you and your family. 1984 had an impact on law Enforcement in Arkansas for years to come. So many sacrifices by you and other officers. God be with you.

Lloyd Franklin, Captain Troop E
AR State Police, friend.

October 15, 2009

Rest in Peace, Corporal Klein. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 31, 2008

Robbie was a fine young man doing a hard job. He was well respected by all his peers...I never heard a word against him. The ASP lost a great Trooper and we all lost a great friend.

God bless,

Sgt. Larry H. Gentry (retired)
Arkansas State Police

December 7, 2007

May you rest safe with the Lord and may He ever bless your loved ones.

November 11, 2007

We remember you today and thank you Sir for your service.

P. Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchesster, NH

October 12, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 6, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

August 3, 2007

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

nc game warden

May 24, 2007

You have not been forgotten Cpl Klein, even after 22 years. Your memory will live forever in the hearts of your loved ones and those associated with the Blue Family. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those officers still keeping watch over the Thin Blue Line.

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

October 15, 2006

G-d Bless.

October 15, 2006

Fallen but NOT forgotten.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

October 11, 2006

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