Letter: Saluting Lt. Robinson

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 10:54 PM

To the editor:

I would like to add my insights to the retirement of Lt. Irvin Robinson from the Henderson Police Department.

We are cousins, we grew up together, and like most kids did back in the day, we spent a great deal of our childhood in each other’s company.

Irvin was like any other kid. We worked with our grandfather on the farm and we played and rough-housed (although since he was bigger he always came out on top).

There were a great many of us cousins and we all came to our grandparents’ home on Sunday for lunch and fun.

Any time we played cops and robbers, Irvin was always — always — the cop. He had wanted to be a policeman for as long as I can remember.

Irvin never let go of that dream. Being present at his retirement luncheon, it was so impressive to hear the testimony from people in our community who were touched and influenced by him. He has truly left a great legacy in our community. He has given almost all of his life, on duty and off, to serve the people of Henderson. He is one of the most sincere and honest men I know. I can only hope that Henderson can be so fortunate to have more people like him who will step up to the plate and make such a difference in our community.

So, if you run into Irvin, please let him know how much he is appreciated for all he has done and will continue to do in the future.

Dale Roberson

Oxford