Monday, February 22, 2016

Sgt. Bobby Roberts Retires

I'm happy to announce that my friend, Sgt. Bobby Roberts of Houston Police Department, is taking a well deserved retirement this week after 30 years as a police officer.

I first met Bobby when I was at the District Attorney's Office.  He was the lead Homicide detective on the one and only Death Penalty Capital that I ever went to trial on (okay, I was just second chair with Lance Long, but it still counts).  As we prepared for trial, I got to be good friends with both Bobby and some other dude named Roger Something or Other, and we've stayed friends ever since.

Bobby went on to work in the Narcotics Division and I went on to work at the, um, well not at the D.A.'s Office anymore.  I got to deal with him on the Defense side of things it was always great to get to work with him on this side of things.

There will be a retirement party for Bobby on Friday, February 26th at 11 a.m. at the Houston Police Officer's Union (1600 State Street, Houston, TX 77007).  

Congratulations, Bobby!


2 comments:

Mark W. Stephens said...

There are police officers. And there are the "real po-lice." Bobby Roberts is the real deal. Honored to call him my friend and former partner.

Roger Chappell said...

As many already know, Bobby is a true friend and mentor for me and many others. I'm honored to have worked with him and very happy for him. The Houston Police Department is losing a great police officer. Thank you for your many years of hard work and dedication, especially during those trying times. Best wishes brother!!