Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Russell Dean Roberts

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 16, 1995

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Russell Dean Roberts

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 16, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Roberts.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not Forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 16, 2017

Thinking of my old classmate and desk partner. RIP brother, you are not forgotten.

Lt. Johnny Rodriguez
Riverside Co. Sheriff - Class 110

October 22, 2016

Bless you and your family on this day of your parting


September 16, 2016

Still missing you and think of you every day. love ya!


May 20, 2013

Traveled past the area where you lost your life today. I had not noticed the sign there before but it's been a few years since I've been up that way. I said a prayer for you and your family as I read your sign. RIP Brother.


February 18, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 12, 2013

Rest in Peace, Deputy Roberts. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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


September 16, 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

December 5, 2007

Deputy Roberts, we honor you today for your ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of San Bernardino. We remember your family. Rest In Peace.

Citizen Grace
Missouri citizen

January 2, 2006

God bless; rest in peace, deputy.

Michigan Citizen

August 28, 2004

Russell, it has been 9 years since you started patrolling the streets of heaven. You were a young rookie when you started working under my father. You had a reputation as an outstanding Police Officer and the City of Needles respect. I will miss you and to your family, he was a great man.... Say hello to my dad, my friend....

Police Officer Michael Fuller

June 12, 2004

Thinking of you today and of your
supreme sacrifice. Thank you for
your dedication and service.

Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

May 9, 2004

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