Texas Cemeteries Project

Evergreen Cemetery,
Paris, Lamar County, Texas

Established 1846

R Surnames

Jefferson Rd. & South Church St. in Paris.


49-52-02 Roberts David Wilburn
Nov. 24, 1961 Sept. 21, 1985 Police Patrolman
Paris, Texas
In Memory Of
Officer David Roberts
Paris Police Department
Killed In The Line Of Duty
September 21, 1985
The Motto Of Law Enforcement Is
"To Protect And To Serve"
Such A Noble Goal Could Never
Be Achieved Without Great Risk.
Every Officer Knows That He May Be
Called Upon To Make The
Ultimate Sacrifice In The
Service Of His Fellow Man.
"Killed In The Line Of Duty"
These Words, Often Repeated
Of Those Who Take The Oath To Protect
And To Serve, Speak Volumes,
They Tell Of A Life Committed To
A Noble Cause. They Speak Of
Unfaltering Courage, Unwavering
Commitment, And Unassailable Character.
Patrolman David Roberts Personfied
The Ultimate Police Officer And Paid
The Ultimate Price. Cut Down In The
Line Of Duty And In The Prime Of Life,
He Is Gone, But Never Forgotten.
For, "He Being Dead Yet Speaketh,"
And His Message Is One Of Love,
Loyalty, And Life.
So, Rest Well, Fair City,
While Kindred Spirits
Keep Their Solemn Oath
"To Protect And To Serve."
"Greater Love Hath No Man
Than This, That A Man
Lay Down His Life
For His Friends."
-Words Of Jesus Christ,
Gospel Of John 15:13
D. Gene Strother
Dedicated September 21, 1995
A Cop Was Killed Today.
He Was A Person Like You And Me
There Is Only A Slight Difference
In You And He.
His Chosen Profession In Life
Was To Protect And Serve
Through Trouble And Strife.
Neither He Nor His Wife Knew
That When He Went To Work Today
His Life Was About Through
A Cop Was Killed! So What
Some Will Say
Part Of America Died Today
A Cop Was Killed!
I Mourn With His Family And Friends
Feel A Loss
My Heart Is Heavy
Oh If Only Comfort I Could Levy
I Pray O Lord, That You Will Find
A Place For This Beloved One
On Your Front Line
He Served Proud He Served True
This One Who Died Wearing His Badge
What I'm Trying To Say
Part Of America Died Today
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