Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Bobby Joe McCrary

Rankin County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, August 28, 1995

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Reflections for Deputy Bobby Joe McCrary

I miss you so much daddy. Have been thinking about you alot lately. We had a sheriff killed in a near by county and it brought back so many memories of what happened. I feel so badly for his family. We went through so much it is like reliving this all over again.

I see so much of you in my little girl though. ya she wears cowboy boots with everything (just like I did) you would have loved her daddy. You would have spoiled her so much. just like you did me.
i miss you.

Nancy
Daughter

July 25, 2010

Thought about you this weekend. It was Father's Day. Miss you, love you!

Kasi
Granddaughter

June 22, 2010

I miss you. xoxox

Nancy
Daughter

August 28, 2009

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today as they face yet another year without you being here, all because of an individual who had no respect for life. You are a true hero and heroes never die and you will never be forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcment. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 28, 2008

Today marks 13 years since this happened. Hard to believe it has been that long. Still feels like yesterday to me.
I miss you as much today as I did then.

Nancy
Daughter

August 28, 2008

Happy Father's day... I miss you so much.

Nancy
Daughter

June 14, 2008

Hey Bobby,
Just wanted to stop by, let you know that you're not forgotten. I don't think a day has gone by, or at least very many, that I didn't think of you. You never knew what you meant to so many people at the Sheriff's Department. The struggles that you put up with on a daily basis, just walking down the hall way to BS with the Sheriff. You always had a kind word for me, a lowly dispatcher, you probably never knew my name....I pray for your family, and for the comfort of your soul. Rest easy Bobby...

April 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
Sergeant
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 4, 2007

Missing you daddy! Wishing you were here. I love you

Nancy
Daughter

September 10, 2007

Twelve years have passed since your EOW but you have not been forgotten by those that love you for they will forever carry you in their hearts. Continue to keep watch over them and visit them in their dreams in vivid color to let them know that you are near and watching over them. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You have not been forgotten. You loved ones should continue to tell stories about you and they should seek out others that knew you, this little bit of knowledge helps keep those loving memories alive.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 8, 2007

just wanted to honor you on the day you made the ultimate sacrfice you will always be remembered... thanks for everything sir

Eric - Rankin County Resident

August 28, 2007

No matter the circumstances of my passing, I just hope I am as loved and missed by those I leave behind as you are by those who have left you notes..Thank you for your service, and may you rest in peace.


Houston PD

August 6, 2007

Papaw,

Memories of you are fading from me, for the fact that I never really got to know you. I remember a couple of things, but not many. I wish you were still here. Things would be SO different. I feel sometimes that I do not belong. Sometimes I try to convince myself that I am adopted. As much as that is not true, I want to thank you for seeing my individuality and always understanding me when others wouldn't. Gramz always tells me you were proud of me for being the first McCrary boy from dad and mom. I am about to graduate, and you are on my mind throughout my whole adventure concerning that.

I love you

Adam

Adam McCrary
Grandson

April 2, 2007

Hey Papaw! Well, it has been a little over 11 years, and it still feels like yesterday. I was at the "shop" with daddy a couple of weeks ago and i could smell you as if you were standing right there. It gives me a sense of peace inside. I see Eva Leian sent you a little note. It was nice to see that she was on your reflections page. All i have of her is a picture of when she was little bitty. You have lots of grandchildren (including me) that loved and still loves you very much and are in our thoughts every day. There are times I think of things that have happened since you have been gone and think to myself "boy if Papaw was here it would be so much different". You definitely had an good impact on our lives with our decision making and the way we see things. And the older i get the more i see how important that was and miss that each and every day that passes. I love you and will see you soon!!!

Kasi

Kasi McCrary

October 16, 2006

I wanted to let the family know you continue to honor this warrior with your touching tributes to Deputy McCrary. I know God has sustained you through this horror and I sincerely pray you continue to receive enough grace to make through another day in honor of this father, deputy and friend. May God Bless all of you!

Police Sergeant

August 24, 2006

i never got the chance to meet you (yet), but i think of you all the time. I love you and you will always be apart of me.

Eva Leian

September 25, 2005

Ten years ago today you gave your life in service to your community.
Know that while your watch is over, ours continues in your memory and honor.
Your service is not forgotten.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

August 28, 2005

Daddy,
It is so hard to believe you have been gone almost 10 years.
I see you every day in the eyes of my little girl. SHe is so much like you. One day we will meet again.. Until then I miss you more than you will ever know.I love you so much

Nancy

August 2, 2005

I remember all you taught me and all the respect you taught me to have for Offficers of the Law. I still miss you so very much and I do my best to keep you so very alive in my children. We will meet again someday and I will be so very happy. I'll see you in Heaven and I know we will know each other and there will be no pain or sorrow just happy times.
I Love You

Anonymous

June 28, 2005

Papaw, I still have the horse you built to remember you by, i still have one dream, and that is that i could have you here with me for one day, at the age that i am today so that i could have known you a lot better. I know you by stories and Grandma McCrary and i know in my heart that you were a wonderful man. I was only 3 years old when you passed, and the only things i have to remember you by are the things you built me. I wish so bad i had a memory of you, but when i enter the golden gates of heaven i'll see you and know exactly who you are with no pain or hurt and we can make up for lost time then. I love you Papaw.
I'll love you forever, i'll like you for always, and as long as i am living my papaw you will be.
You will always be in my heart, and nothing can take your place.

Bradlee
Grandson

June 28, 2005

I miss you more than you will ever know Papaw! You were my daddy away from my daddy. You actually let me eat Mcdonalds more than one a day! lol. Theres not a day that goes by i dont think of you and seeing Bella is like seeing a "mini-bob" which is wonderful when she keeps her temper to a minimum! =) But i Love you and will see you when i get there!

Kasi McCrary

April 6, 2004

I miss you daddy!

Nancy
your daughter

March 29, 2004

Uncle Bob, you were a wonderful uncle! I miss you a lot and think of you often, your death was truly a shock. I went to Mississippi a couple years ago and was surprised and honored to see they named a stretch of highway after you. Bet you never thought that would happen, lol. I can still see you smile and hear that wonderful laugh that you had. I know that you and Daddy are up there watching over all of us now. Me and Nancy talk about ya'll all the time up there watching and probably laughing at us.
Having polio, I know, didn't make your life easy, but you made the best of it. You didn't deserve what happened to you, but rest in peace knowing that he is paying for what he did.
You are gone from us now but know that you will never be forgotten!
Love you and miss you,
Angela

Angela McCrary

March 29, 2004

It doesn’t seem like it has been 8 years since you were killed. I listened as you told us he was approaching your truck, and that he had stabbed you, that haunted me for many months. They sent the man that killed you to a mental hospital, saying he was not fit to stand trial. My only hope is that God will serve him with his final judgment.

Life goes on. The State named the section of highway where you were killed after you, and I think of you every time I pass that sign; as I did even before they put it up. Your wife is doing well. Ken became Sheriff after J.B. retired, and now Ronnie will succeed him in January. You would not recognize the department anymore. More than 80 sworn road-men now, when you left we had about 20. There is a new jail, a new vehicle shop, just a whole new department. You were an inspiration to many people in life, and to a great many more in death. Rest in peace Bobby, you are not forgotten.

Anonymous

August 28, 2003

Rest in peace blue angel.

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