Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Robert A. Mobley

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, July 19, 1979

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Reflections for Sergeant Robert A. Mobley

Sarge you where my mentor and my friend. I remember the flying lesson in your piper. I remember the nite you left us. I will always remember. RIP Sarge you where one of the good ones.

Former PFC Arthur Posey District 5
SC Highway Patrol Florence County

March 31, 2023

You lived across the street from my aunt and uncle. I used to play with your son Walter. I remember you as a hard rascal but fair. The second former Marine that made an impression in my life and I became a Marine. Semper Fi and rest in peace brother

Laurens Springs

November 14, 2022

Sgt. Mobley,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 19, 2019

Sgt. Mobley was a hero to me. As a young Trooper he was a mentor and later a friend. He had more of an impact on my life than most anyone else. I have missed him so much and never forgotten him.

Chuck Phillips--Trooper District 5
Trooper under Sgt Mobley

May 25, 2018

RIP brother, you will always be remembered. Semper Fi.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

February 1, 2017

We never forget . I knew Your son Ralph who later became the Colonel of the SC Highway Patrol. See you one day

Magistrate and former SC Trooper Danny L
Aiken County, SC

July 19, 2016

I remember all to well the day this wonderful man was killed. Sergeant Mobley had been in my office, Patrol Supply, several weeks before this senseless murder. He asked me for some extra short sleeve shirts and behind him was this young, smiling, trooper. I had no idea this young trooper would someday grow up to be my Colonel. Some of you who knew Supply Captain Linder, knew extra equipment was frowned upon. But yes that day, I gave Sergeant Mobley the extra shirts for Ralph. He always had a smile on his face. I have great memories of both the Sergeant and the Colonel.

Adm. Asst. Becky Spires

July 19, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-first 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. Larry was also your fellow Marine so I must bid you semper fi.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 19, 2010

We continue to give thanks for America's first responders, and for those who serve us here in South Carolina. Sergeant Mobley was one example of the many fine men and women who go out onto the highways and bi-ways every day on behalf of our citizens. A special blessing to all the surviving family members and to those who served alongside Sergeant Mobley in the SCHP.

Frank Lengel
Christian motorcyclist

November 18, 2008

This man not only served his state bravely but also his country as a U.S. MARINE. I remember him when I was a teenager and a young Trooper. He worked with my Dad who retired in 1981. They were good friends as well as fellow Troopers. I always looked up to Sergeant Mobley and will always remember him as one of the men who paved the way for the the rest of us veterns/law enforcement officers, and his unselfesh sacrafice to his country and his state.

Trooper W.R. Griffith Jr.
South Carolina Highway Patrol

April 6, 2008

You were honored on this website today and although
it will be 30 years next year, your memory has not faded,
but lives on in those you left behind. Thank you for your
service and sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

April 1, 2008

SGT. Mobley 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

March 28, 2008

I had the pleasure of meeting one of your son's at a benefit ride for me and my children in Hamlet, NC. It's always comforting to me to speak with a family member of a fallen hero. It reminds me that I'm not alone in this journey and there is someone else out there that had lost a loved one like me. Thank you for your service. You will NEVER be forgotten.


September 1, 2007

SCHP - my first love regarding law enforcement, and as a child, I dreamed of one day serving.

The fact that one of Sergeant Mobley’s sons was a member of the Patrol at the time of his death and later became a Colonel, speaks volumes regarding him as a role model.


Thank you for serving the Florence area where many of my college days friends reside.

Maj M. B. Parlor

July 19, 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 11, 2007

As much as I would LOVE to remember, I was just 3 when my PaPa was taken from me. I have been told ny my family and many co-workers of my PaPa's that he lovd so much his time with me that he did have. So many reflections from people that knew him well almost makes me feel as if I do remember. I wish my children cold have met their great PaPa, but know that they will see pictures and will hear stories just as all the rest of us grandchildren have. My son, now 4, was born on the anniversary of PaPa's death, so I know we will all NEVER FORGET that day. The man that claimed the life of my father's father walks the streets a free man again now. That is sad, but as my daddy teaches me through example, we all will have our true judgement day in the highest court of all courts. That day may he feel remorse for the first time! All of our Love PaPa, u are always with us!! And thank you to all who not forgotten!!!

Jennifer Mobley Stone
Grandaughter of RA (Bobby) Mobley

March 29, 2007

You service was not in were truly a HERO. You will always be remembered by your brothers in gray.

Trooper Babb

March 4, 2007

I drove by the site of Sgt Mobley’s murder on the way to work the morning after it occurred. I still drive by there on the way to work and each time I pass that cursed spot I recall his sacrifice. Thank you Sgt Mobley. I know that you are at peace at the Lord’s side.

A grateful citizen

December 17, 2006

It has been 27 years today since you patrolled the SC highways, and lots of things have changed. However, the crimes that have taken so many great officers continue. I want to let you know you are being remembered today, and I thank you for your sacrifice. God bless you and those you loved. Rest in peace, Dear Sgt. Mobley.

Lori Johnson Rowley, wife of NC LEO
Daughter of fallen hero, Sgt James Johnson, FCSO NC, EOW 11/11/04

July 19, 2006

The policeman stood and faced his God, which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning just as brightly as his brass.
"Step foward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No lord. I gues I ain't. Because those of us who carry badges, can't always be a saint."
I've had to work most Sundays and at time my talk was rough... and sometimes I've been violent because the strees are awful tough."
"But I never took a penny, that wasn't mine to keep... though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got just to step."
"And I never passed a cry for help, though at time I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I wept unmanly tears."
"I know I don't deserve a place mong the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear."
"If you have a place for me here, Lord it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had to much, But if you don't... I'll understand."
There was a silence all around the throne, where the saints had often trod, as the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step foward now, policeman. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk the beat on Heavens strees. You've done your time in hell."

L/Cpl. C. K. McLendon
Horry County Plice Dept.

June 11, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

September 29, 2004

Robert Mobley was a classmate of mine in the SC Highway Patrol Class of 1958. He was a good person and a fine law enforcement officer. It is easy to understand why his son followed behind and became a successful SC Highway Patrol officer as well.

Special Agent David Barrineau
U.S. Treasury Dept., Bureau of ATF

August 10, 2004



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