Mourning Robert Myer

The Westport Police Department’s flag flies at half staff, and black bunting covers the main and side entrances to headquarters on Jesup Green.

The department — and town — are stunned by the death of Sergeant Robert Myer. The 48-year-old died early today at his home in Newtown, where he lived. Police in that town have called it an “untimely death.”

Sgt. Robert Myer, on marine patrol.

Sgt. Robert Myer, on marine patrol.

Myer is a Westport native, and 23-year member of the WPD. He joined the department as an intern in 1991, and was hired full-time the following year. He was promoted to corporal in 2014, and sergeant in 2015.

Many Westporters knew Myer as a member of the Police Department’s Marine Division. He also served as a member of the  Southwest Regional Emergency Response Team as a crisis negotiator, and the WPD Honor Guard.

He earned numerous awards throughout his career, and received dozens of letters from citizens thanking him for his assistance and dedication.

Police Chief Foti Koskinas said, “Regardless of his assignment, Sgt. Myer always served our community to the best of his abilities. Bob will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family. We ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.”

First Selectman Jim Marpe added, “He represented the Police Department and the Town of Westport with utmost professionalism and honor. Our focus now is to support his fellow police officers at this difficult time. I respectfully request that all Westporters do the same.”

On a gray day, the Westport Police Department flew at half-staff, and black bunting hung on the doors, honoring Sgt. Robert Myer.

On a gray day, the Westport Police Department flew at half-staff and black bunting hung on the doors, honoring Sgt. Robert Myer.


8 responses to “Mourning Robert Myer

  1. Sad day for Smitty and the boys. Always a welcome face at Compo

  2. Jeff Arciola

    Rest in peace Bobby. Westport will miss you and your smiling face. Keep strong Westport PD.

  3. I am very sorry to hear this sad news. I hope the Westport Police Dept will let us know whether there is anything that Westporters can do to support his family during this difficult time. My condolences to his family, his colleagues and his friends. ~ Kristan Hamlin

  4. So tragic and sad. RIP to one of our local Finest. Sgt. Myer, you will be missed so deeply by so many…

  5. Thank you Sgt. Myer I will miss you as a Traffic Agent…you were awesome!

  6. David Eason

    Thanks for posting this Dan. RIP Bobby.

  7. Julie O'Grady

    Devastating news. Bobby was dedicated to the town as long as I can remember, even before.becoming a police officer. Westport has lost a great man — We will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the WPD.

  8. Juliette Rose

    I dated Bobby in high school, and he was one of the finest human beings I’ve ever met. Such a tragic end to an ambitious life dedicated to others. RIP, my love.