"My Hero

In memory of
Robert Curt Reimann, Jr.
Highland Park Police Department
Highland Park, Illinois

Born December 3, 1951
Killed in the line of duty
January 6, 1984

My hero is a "blue shirt"
He wears a badge and gun
Serves his public night and day
He says the road is fun

He risks his life for strangers
Always does his part
A modern-day crusader
My hero has a heart

Sometimes his soul is weary
Midnights can be rough
With little rest, he does his best
Decisions, too, are tough

Other days are funny
Some are sad, its true
His life's about just helping out
The likes of me and you

My hero loves his uniform
He loves the risky life
He's proud to be a "blue shirt"
I'm proud to be his wife

Cheryl Reimann

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1983-1999 - All Rights Reserved

and may not be duplicated without permission

"My Hero" was written in December 1983, one month before the tragedy

On May 14, 1999, Mrs. Reimann delivered this speech on
Lake County (IL) Police Memorial Day, in Waukegan, IL

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