Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer Robert A. Medina

National City Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 24, 1987

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Robert A. Medina

Today I was sharing with a friend stories about you. When we both work at u.s. customs district director's office downtown san diego back in 1977. Out of the blue you would come up with crazy things to do. You had a unique knack for seeing things differently and egragiously talked me into joining you. Today my face hurts laughing while thinking of you. I missed so you much. Your mom and I were standing there on the side of hwy 15 the day after heart broken trying to figure out how in the hell this happen and to you of all people. Thinking of you gives me a moment of joy and sadness. Wishing you were here still with us.

Assistant to peggy lago & herbert fi
Loving friend

November 28, 2021


A lot of years have passed. but I still remember the academy days. You always had an upbeat, positive attitude, and a great sense of humor. I still miss ya. Rest in peace my brother.

Retired police officer Brent Wagner
Henderson Police Department Nevada
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department California

April 30, 2021

Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 24, 2020

Officer Medina,
On today, the 33rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of National City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 24, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

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

June 24, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 24, 2015

Bobby and I were working a two man 1-20 unit the night before his death. When we ended our shift that morning, he said he was going to a parole hearing and would see me back at work that night. He never made it home. Good working with you Bobby. It was fun. Hope you're on a new adventure.

Carlos Chavarria, Former Police Officer

December 21, 2014

Bobby Medina...
I still remember the day you left this world, much too soon, to join our comrades in arms. You were a great young officer an even greater person loved by fellow officers! You're not forgotten!

Penu Pauu Jr, A/COP
National City PD 1970-2004

December 21, 2014

You're not forgotten.

Police Officer, retired

April 10, 2014

Two and a half decades later and I still remember you like if it were yesterday Uncle. The whole family truly lost one of the most beautiful persons alive. I can't help but often wonder how much better things could have been while growing up with you in our lives.

Never forgotten, forever loved. We shall see you again one day sir! Salute.

Luis A. Olvera Medina

March 5, 2014

I remember you were quick to smile and always had kind things to say... I know that you are on PATROL watching over your family and friends.. God Bless ya kiddo, you are missed..

Sharon (Ross) Erwin
Former NCPD Reserve and Police Services Officer

January 4, 2014


It has been 26 long years, since we worked together at NCPD. You were a great cop and friend. After your passing, I had a ride-a-long with a nurse. I did not know her, but you did. She saw your accident and tried to save you. Rest in peace, Brother.

Alan Bailey
Former NCPD Officer #248

January 1, 2014

I sstill miss you my best friend.

It's so sad, I had the honor of knowing you most all of your life, but now, so many years later, I don't have the pleasure of you knowing me most of my life.

I'll have our old regular at our old regular tonight... for both of us.

Steve Harrison, Cilvilian

June 24, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Medina. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 15, 2012

Bobby was my locker partner and friend.... he along with pablo godina visited spent time off duty... Bobby was quite the guy and officer!

Retied Officer John Morales

December 13, 2011

Bobby its been twenty three long years since you died. Thanks for all the good times, laughs, and things you taught me as a young S.D.S.O Explorer.
Time flys, because of you and the Deputys out of the Poway Station I knew this was the Career for me. I have 23 years on, married with a son and daughter who are police cadets who have endured all the stories and have visited your grave. Bobby I miss you. Rest in peace brother.

police officer two

November 3, 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 a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


June 24, 2009

I grew up in National City 2400 F Ave I found myself in trouble with NCPD 1968 1983 I always wanted to become a Police Officer. I know your in the arms of Jesus and its people like you who gave people like me another chance. Rest in Peace.

rpk jr

February 7, 2009

I was headed N/B on the 15 Freeway this past weekend near the scene where Officer Medina died, when a National City marked black and white patrol vehicle headed in the same direction pased by.

From all accounts regarding that fiery crash, I doubt that I will ever drive by without thinking about what it must have been like on that fateful day..........

May You Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

June 24, 2008

Officer Medina your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 25, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 1, 2007

Time passes as time must but you are remembered.May you rest in Peace.

June 24, 2006

Rest in peace blue angel


November 17, 2003

Thank you for your sacrifice Officer. You will not be forgotten.

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