LAPD Metro SWAT Officer, Element Team Leader and USMC SGTMAJ Robert J. Cottle, was Killed In Action by a roadside bomb in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on March 24, 2010. He was the first LAPD officer killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. RJ joined the Marines at the age of 19 and in 1990 joined the LAPD, where he worked billets including Hollywood Vice, Southeast Area, LAPD Dive Team and SWAT. In the USMC (R) Cottle was assigned to the 4TH LAR (Light Armored Reconnaissance) Battalion, 4thMarine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Camp Pendleton, California.
“Gordo”, a former SWAT Team member, partner and best friend to RJ decided to create something to honor RJ’s memory and fantastic life. Considering RJ’s parting saying was always, “Stay Frosty Gents,” and his
call sign was, “23D,” Gordo made up the Stay Frosty patch. It has become very popular and has been worn in countries all over the World…
If you would like a “Stay Frosty” patch in memory of 23 D…Sgt Maj Robert James Cottle, send a self-addressed envelope and $5.00 to…
Gordo Fox Consultants
2419 E Harbor Blvd #184
Ventura, CA 93001
All proceeds will go to RJ’s wife and daughter.