Police Department experiences great loss over the weekend
It is with deep regret we announce the loss of one of our own, Police Officer Robert Martin "Bobby" Staley. Staley, 38, died on Saturday, April 18, 2009, when a truck turned in front of his motorcycle on Highway 601 near his home in Davie County. He was off-duty at the time enjoying a ride on his motorcycle.
Officer Staley was well-respected by his peers and the community. He was a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church where he was a trumpet player in the praise band. He was a member of the Mocksville Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. 134. Staley had attained The Boy Scouts highest rank of Eagle Scout.
He was very active with the Western Carolina Marching Band and was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity. He also played in the WCU alumni band each year.
Photo from Western Carolina University
Staley had a passion for service to his community and his country as demonstrated by his 10-years of service with the Winston-Salem Police Department and serving in the C-Company 1-252CAB, NC National Guard in Southern Pines where he was a 2nd Lt. Platoon Leader. He was just 48 hours from beginning his first deployment overseas to Iraq as a member of the U.S. Army.
Service runs deep in the Staley family. One of this brother's is a highway patrol officer in Davie County and the other is a fireman.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters of the home and many dear family and friends.
||"This department, community, and country have lost a very good person. His family will forever feel the pain and emptiness. Officer Staley brought comfort, safety, joy, and happiness to thousands of people. He made an impact in this world."
--Chief Scott Cunningham