Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy William E. Robinson, IV

Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, December 17, 1995

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Reflections for Deputy William E. Robinson, IV

I heard stories about you but we never met. We're second cousins and I was a senior in high school when this horrible thing happened to you. I'm 45 and live in Atlanta with my wife and 2 kids and I think about you more than you know. You paid the ultimate price to keep us safe. Rest in peace and may I be privileged enough to know you in the next life.

John Moore
Second cousin

November 11, 2023

I never knew you but i've heard the stories about how awesome and funny you were and i am inspired by the good you did and i want to follow in your footsteps and become a police officer also. love you

William Kennedy JR

April 2, 2021

Your life has inspired so many, including myself. The light you left behind continues to shine as those of us who loved you fight for the good things in this world.

Beverly Garrett Booker

December 17, 2020

Although I did not know you personally, it was an honor to wear your badge upon my uniform each day as a I served the people of Baldwin County. May your sacrifice and the sacrifice of your family be a constant reminder to those that wear the badge that each moment is a gift, and that these moments should be lived to their fullest.

Stacy Lewis
Former Deputy, BCSO

December 17, 2020

Deputy Robinson,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baldwin County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 17, 2020

Will, you are miss. You left an impression on me with your kindness. Thank you for your service to protect & serve. Rest In Peace and God Bless.

Stephanie A. King, SSgt, USAF

December 16, 2020

I meet you once, and you left and impression on me with your kindness. It broke my heart when I found out that you had passed away for doing your duty to protect and serve. My you rest in peace and God bless and continue to comfort your family from this tragic loss. You're missed.

SSgt Stephanie King U.S Air Force

December 16, 2020

Thinking of you tonight brother.

Chris Findley

December 16, 2019

I just happened upon this page.
I miss you and think of you often. May you forever Rest In Peace old friend.

Jeff Briggs
Lifelong Friend

November 9, 2019

21 years ago, I became friends with Will when I worked as a nurse in the ER at Oconee Regional. I was on duty the night Will was brought in. To this day, Will's injury and death has been the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with as a nurse. I will always remember Will's smile and sense of humor, and his professionalism as a deputy whenever we needed law enforcement assistance in the ER. He is missed and I will never forget.

Evelyne Ennis R.N.

December 14, 2016

I am Williams Aunt Mary, after 21 years too heartbroken to say anything. He was our everything !

Mary Moore Jones

January 15, 2016

Will, You are remembered!

Saralyn E. Smith

December 17, 2015

RIP Deputy Robinson. Thank you for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray that the scum that murdered you has his flesh gnawed at by the hounds of hell for eternity.

I pray for peace for your family, friends and co-workers.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX

December 17, 2015

ok...tonight, early hours of tomorrow morning...20 years and it sometimes feels like yesterday. The hole is still there, the loss is still felt.
We push forward because we know you expect it. We live and experience all the things you missed and that you wanted. We do them for you and because of you.


December 16, 2015

William, I just found all the clippings sent to me, when you had been tragically shot down a few weeks after my wedding. I looked at those tonight and wept. You were in the church youth group, you looked up to all of us, and we then found a way to look up to you as you began to serve our community. I have thought of you very often these past two decades. The world is not the same. I know Milledgeville grieves for you, too, as does your family.

Jeff and Jenny (Oliver) Juhnke
friends from growing up/of their family

December 11, 2015

When ha shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night,
And pay no worship to the garnish sun.

from Romeo and Juliet

December 17, 2014

December 20, 2014

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum . . .
let the mourners come.
Let airplanes circle moaring overhead
Scribbling on the sky the meassage He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was our North, our South, our East and West,
Working week and Sunday rest,
noon, and midnight, talk and song;
We thought that love would last for ever: we were wrong.
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun:
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
Let out of a senseless tragedy come good.
W.H. Auden

December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014

Thinking of you and your family. You are missed and will be forever in our hearts....

A friend

December 17, 2014

Deputy Robinson,
On today, the 19th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baldwin County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 17, 2014

You and my father were best friends for your entire lives and you were killed before my mother had me, but your legacy lives on as my father has told me countless stories of you. You are so brave and are missed everyday.
God bless.


December 12, 2014

I just want to express my condolences to the family of this fine officer. I was glad to see that coward executed for his crime. It angers me that so much effort was put into keeping that animal from being executed. I know officer Robinson's family will never forget him and his legacy will always live on. From what others wrote it sounded like he loved his job and made an impact on everyone he came in contact. Don't mourn his loss but rather celebrate a great officer and strive to make him proud of you. May god bless his family and may he rest in peace.


December 10, 2014

Deputy Robinson,

Justice was finally carried out. To your family and friends this isn't the end because you live in their memories forever.
Thank you for your service standing on that thin blue line.
God bless you and your family.


December 10, 2014

To Will's family:
We did not know Will. But we knew Will by other names.
We did not feel your pain, but we've felt our own.

No matter the badge, patch or jurisdiction;
No matter if in uniform or plain clothes;
No matter if active duty or retired;
We stand with you, just as our lost now stand with Will.

Please know that even after all these years, you are not forgotten. Will is not forgotten and you do not stand alone.

- On behalf of all current and former Columbus GA PD officers

Matt Dunaway
Columbus GA Police Dept (Former)

December 10, 2014

Your killer was FINALLY put to death tonight. RIP Deputy Robinson.

J. Helsel

December 10, 2014

Justice has been served. I pray Deputy Robinson's family finds peace in this end. (friend and fellow LEO of Robin Vogel, killed by a drunk driver 10/1/05).

Detective Lewellyn
Decatur IL Police

December 10, 2014

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