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Sheriff Robert Maxwell

Washington District Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, November 12, 1797

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Reflections for Sheriff Robert Maxwell

Sheriff Maxwell,
On today, the 225th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 12, 2022

On the 224th Anniversary of your death, thank you for your service.

Jack Smith

November 11, 2021

Thank you for your service to our state..
Rest in peace my brother in blue

State Constable (Retired) C.T. D'Am
S.C. State Constable.

September 24, 2021

Robert Maxwell was a direct ancestor of mine. I searched out his grave, near Ware Place. The grave had long ago been desecrated, and the body removed, leaving only the ledger and the brickwork.

Jim J.

Direct descendant.

January 31, 2021

Rest in peace Sheriff Maxwell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 25, 2020

Just a line to say on this day In Honor of Sheriff Robert Maxwell from historic Golden Grove Plantation of Historic Pelzer,South Carolina in the history of Pelzer,South Carolina.
Thank you for your time.
Community of Pelzer
Historical Society

Founder, President,Treasurer

May 16, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 220th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to this country.

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

November 12, 2017

217 years later, your service is remembered. Thank you.

Lt. Milton E. Proctor
Deer Park Police Dept, Oh (Ret)

December 5, 2014

Gone, but not forgotten.

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

November 12, 2013

On the 212th anniversary of Sheriff Maxwell's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Sheriff Maxwell is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

November 12, 2009

You are remembered today by a mother of a fallen officer. My son, Larry Lasater died when shot on April 23, 2005 durling a foot pursuit of two bank robbers while serving with the Pittsburg, California Police Department.

Sheriff Maxwell, your sacrifice is not forgotten. Rest in Peace. Your memory is honored and revered 212 years after your death and will continue to be.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Robert gave to his community and the citizens of South Carolina, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 12, 1797.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 2, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat VanDenBerghe
Manchester, NH

November 26, 2007

Here we are Sheriff, one year later honoring and remembering you as always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 12, 2007

Sheriff Maxwell even though the end of your watch was 210 years ago you are still remembered. Thank you for your service as a law enforcement officer. Rest in peace.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

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

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.

July 9, 2007

Sheriff, 209 years ago today you gave your lfe for this Country serving as a law enforcement officer. You will always be remembered and from one brother officer to another, thank you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 12, 2006

Sheriff Maxwell, thank you for your service to the citizens of this great country.

Daniel Olivas

December 12, 2003



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