Sparky! Forever in my heart...you were and will always be the man with the biggest heart......Thank you always for the life lessons, laughs, and smiles....Prayers go out to you and your family!
My heart goes out to the Sparks family to hear of Bob's passing. He was a friend and co-worker for many years. He will truly be missed. God Bless you Bob!
I first met Sgt Bob in the late 80's when he instructed an HGN class I attended. We struck up a friendship that covered a few decades. I knew then that he was a very special person and an outstanding police officer.
Toward the end of our careers, Bob was the midnight shift lieutenant out of Squaw Peak and I was the midnight shift sergeant in Paradise Valley. Because of our friendship and respect for each other, we erased the city limit signs at 32nd Street and assisted each other's squads catch a lot of bad guys and fleeing vehicles. Bob even requested and was authorized a PPD radio for my squad. (PV36)
I learned a great deal from Bob and he made the last decade of my career very enjoyable. As it turned out, without the other's knowledge, we both retired on 1-30-09.
I miss you a great deal, my friend. You are on duty in a much more Heavenly environment now.
Sgt. Brian McFarland #36
Paradise Valley Police (Ret.)
Our warmest thoughts and prayers for the Sparks family! Bob was a wonderful and warm human being with an incredible laugh and sense of humor. I will always remember how he associated some of his favorite dishes with his favorite people! We knew Bob from his pre-law enforcement days and have been so proud of his achievements over the years.
I was so sorry to receive the sad news from my mom on the sudden passing of her dear nephew and our cousin. Deepest condolences to my aunt Lina, and all Roberts family and friends.
Chris & Joanne Dowdell