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Blue Skies Bob Magnuson...4/23/06

 


Ranger98

Apr 23, 2007, 9:59 AM
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Blue Skies Bob Magnuson...4/23/06 Can't Post

Today is the one year anniversary of Bob's death in Cleveland, and it still does not seem real that he is gone. But for those of us that knew and loved him, he will never be forgotten.

I'm attaching 2 pics of Bob......the first one is more recent than the second.
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skycop  (D 23075)

Apr 23, 2007, 2:43 PM
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Blue skies,
My brother in blue..................


Scoop

Apr 23, 2007, 2:56 PM
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Tears of a Cop

I have been where you fear to be.
I have seen what you fear to see.
I have done what you fear to do.
All these things I've done for you.

I am the one you lean upon.
The one you cast your scorn upon.
The one you bring your troubles to,
All these people I've been for you.

The one you ask to stand apart.
The one you feel should have no heart.
The one you call the officer in blue.
But I am human, just like you.

And through the years I've come to see
That I am not what you ask of me.
So take this badge and take this gun.
Will you take it?
Will anyone?

And when you watch a person die,
And hear a battered baby cry.
Then so you think that you can be
All those things you ask of me?

Blue skies and god bless for your service


Ranger98

Apr 24, 2007, 6:43 AM
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When I saw the poem left by Scoop, I thought I'd like to share another poem. It was written by Bob, and the occasion was the death of a young local officer named Mike Hartzell, who was shot/killed in the line of duty by a worthless piece of human crap. This is the poem that Bob wrote for Mike's funeral......it was only several short years later that the poem was also used for Bob's. Kind of eerie, in a way.


AS BAGPIPES PLAY

As bagpipes play across the land,
There lay one woman, there lay one man.
Amazons and warriors fall,
Though they fought the fight and gave their all.
Duty, honor, courage, pride,
Anguished refrains fill the sky.
On hallowed ground we walk today,
Another hero passed away.
Heaven waits, gates opened wide,
To receive the souls of those who died.
Thousands who have gone before,
Stand inside just past the door.
Arms outstretched, a warm embrace,
Tears of joy stain every face.
They too had laid their armor down,
Replaced it with a golden crown.
United in one voice they call,
Echoing across the walls.
Mother, father, daughter, son,
Husband, wife, everyone.
Remember us, as we remember you,
Walking straight and talking true.
We'll stay and watch the angels play,
Until again we kiss one day.
As bagpipes play across the land,
Another hero makes a stand.
-Sgt. Bob Magnuson


Ranger98

Apr 23, 2010, 8:22 AM
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Bumping for Bob....4 yrs ago

Blue Skies Forever


airdvr  (D 10977)

Apr 23, 2010, 8:35 AM
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4 years...Unsure


Sierrasmom22

Apr 25, 2010, 5:22 PM
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My 22 yr old daughter also died there on 9-19-09 My prayers are with his family.



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