Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Robert Hugh Milligan

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, August 12, 1978

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Robert Hugh Milligan

A faithful Deputy. Rest in peace Deputy Milligan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 10, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

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

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Deputy Milligan, we will never forget your dedication, service, protection and ultimately your sacrifice and that of your family for all of us. You sir are a hero, and may you continue to rest in peace sir.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


August 12, 2011

Back in 1978 I was working as a police officer in the City of Lauderhill. Bob and I were friends. Whenever he came to the Lauderhill area we went for coffee and hung out for awhile before he had to get back to work. About a week or so before a mentally ill ass shot and killed him as he was serving him (I believe) an eviction notice. I was working that day and I will never forget it. He was a great person who will always be remembered.

Detective (Retired)
Broward Sheriff's Office

March 23, 2010

Deputy Milligan,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Broward County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



August 20, 2008

To Deputy Robert Milligan and his loved ones:

On this the thirtieth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with your family members who call you beloved.
This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Deputy Milligan. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service he gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 12, 2008.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05


August 12, 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

October 2, 2007

Although it's been many years since your is never too late to offer a reflection. Thank you Deputy Milligan, for your service and may you Rest in Peace.

"The Badge"
I come in many sizes,
In many shapes I'm made;
I'm on a shirt or in a case,
Or by other means displayed.
I've stood for many things, you know,
Throughout my many years;
I've reflected hero's faces,
And been wet with widow's tears.
I've been scratched and sometimes tarnished,
I've been repaired along the line;
But with steadfast duty as my brush,
I have kept my honor's shine.
I tell the world of my intent,
And all who see me know,
That whoever wears me, knows the way
That their life has to go.
I'm the symbol that they call the "badge,"
I'm an emblem held in awe;
And to those who try to live by right,
I represent the law.
But no matter what I'm made of -
Be it silver, tin, or gold,
I stand for things the same today
As I did in days of old.

From the "Lost Lawman Memorial" By:
L.E. "Jack" Driscoll
Sheriff, Grayson County
Texas - May 1993©

Mother of a Police Officer

December 3, 2004

Robert years have passed but time has not changed the dedication and sacrifice that you made. Thank you for holding the Line.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

April 9, 2004

Rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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