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    Ceres, CA PD Reserve Officer found dead in home

    It is with great regret and sorrow that I post this here. I consider Ofc. Bob Panos a close and personal friend. He helped me through the loss of Sgt. Howard Stevenson who I have listed below. Howie and Bob were both subscribers of mine on my paper routes and will be sorely missed.

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    Reserve Police Officer Bob Panos died early Tuesday morning.

    Officer Bob Panos found dead in home
    Reserve officer for 16 years

    Jeff Benziger
    Managing Editor

    Bob Panos, a 16-year Ceres Police Department reserve officer known for his friendly personality, was found dead in his home yesterday.

    Panos, 52, had finished his night shift at 1 a.m. Tuesday and went to his nearby home on Magnolia Street. When he failed to show up for his next shift at 8 a.m., an officer made a courtesy call to his home and made the discovery.

    The Sheriff's Department is handling an investigation as unattended death. Officials said there was nothing suspicious at the scene. Panos had been in great health. An autopsy will determine the cause of death but natural causes are suspected.

    Panos was honored in March as the "Reserve Police Officer of the Year." After a stint as a Turlock Police reserve officer, Panos joined Ceres Police in October 1992. He retired from his job with Stanislaus County Social Services in January 2006 to work for Ceres on a full-time basis. Panos didn't get the benefits nor top pay regular officers get but he enjoyed working to help out with the shortage of officers, said Police Chief Art deWerk. Panos was always willing to help out where he was needed. He was known for his smile and never complained, added deWerk.

    "Bob got along with all members of the community," said deWerk. "He was very well liked and very well respected. It will absolutely be a serious loss for this agency and the community. He always had a kind word to say. Just a very caring person."

    DeWerk said Panos was instrumental as a "stabilizing force" in settling public safety issues several years ago at the Ceres Flea Market.


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    In memory of Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson 1965 - 2005. Ceres Police Dept.
    In memory of Robert N. Panos 1955 - 2008 Ceres Police Dept.









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    I'm very sorry for your loss.

    If you want to talk, shoot me a PM. I think we share the same faith, and sometimes that helps.
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    Oh CTR I am so very sorry
    RIP Officer Panos
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    That is sad. May he Rest in Peace


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    I'm sorry for your loss. RIP

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    Through talking with the family and Howie's wife, it appears that my dear friend Bob died of a massive heart attack while shaving and getting ready for work for his next shift. It was just his time to go. It was quiet and quick and he did not suffer. Rest with the angels Bob, Ceres PD has your watch.


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    In memory of Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson 1965 - 2005. Ceres Police Dept.
    In memory of Robert N. Panos 1955 - 2008 Ceres Police Dept.









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    Condolences, CTR Man. May he rest in peace.

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    CTR man, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I'll keep you, his family, and the department in my prayers.
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    A smile creates happiness in the home,
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    It brings rest to the weary,
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    Deepest sympathies for your loss! May he rest in peace.

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