SARASOTA, FL – Casey Michael Robison, St. Petersburg Police Officer and US Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, Ret., passed away peacefully after a short, but hard-fought battle, on July 8, 2022, at the age of 33.
Casey was born December 23, 1988, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis County, and grew up in New Haven, Missouri, and St Charles, Missouri. He graduated in May, 2007, from Francis Howell North High School and left for USMC bootcamp at MCRD, San Diego, in August, 2007.
He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps as an MP and Investigator, with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He retired in 2015 after 7 years and 9 months of dedicated service.
While serving his country, Casey received numerous Medals, Badges, and recognitions, including but not limited to: Expert Rifle Qualification Badge (4), Sharpshooter Pistol Qualification Badge, Non-Creditable Delayed Entry Program, Presidential Unit Citation-Navy, Navy Unit Commendation Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (2), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/1 star), Iraq Campaign Medal (w/2 stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2), NATO Medal-ASAF Afghanistan, Certificate of Commendation (individual award), Letter of Appreciation, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program - Brown. While at MCBH, Casey completed two Bachelor’s degrees, in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Chaminade University/Honolulu, HI.
Casey’s love of being an MP continued into his civilian life as a proud and well-respected member of the St. Petersburg Police Department since January 2019. While serving as an officer, he received numerous letters of commendation and he also served on the Honor Guard. Most recently, he worked in the Traffic Section as a DUI officer, and on May 31st of this year, became certified as a Drug Recognition Expert. This is an elite distinction achieved by only 1/10 of 1 percent of officers nationwide. Casey was scheduled to receive the prestigious Century Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving later this month. Although he was with SPPD for a brief time, he made a large impact, touched many lives and will be missed.
Casey loved anything that involved his family and his friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Randy Lee Robison, paternal grandparents Harold and Marie (Crutchfield) Robison, and maternal grandfather Larry D. Ryan.
He is survived by his beloved son Easton A. Robison; his mother, Susan Robison; his partner in life and love Kayla Lea Lansberry; siblings Matthew (Kim) Robison, Philip (Brandy) Robison, Amanda Trober Andersen, and Jacob (Katelyn) Calkins; maternal grandmother, Mary (Smith) Ryan; nieces and nephews, Hayden and Millie Robison, Peyton Robison, Luke Trober, and Baby C; dedicated USMC brothers DJ, Brandon, Robert, and Shif, and many, many other family and friends, all of whom were close to his heart.
Visitation will be held from 10am -11:30am on Friday, July 15, 2022, at First Baptist Church, 1900 Gandy Blvd. North St. Petersburg, FL, 33702, followed by a funeral service with military honors. The service will be live streamed. A second visitation and funeral service will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, during the week of July 17 (date and details forthcoming) for those unable to attend in FL.
Flowers are welcome to be delivered to David C Gross Funeral Home by 4pm Thursday, July 14, or to First Baptist Church, 1900 Gandy Blvd, no later than 9am Friday, July 15. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Heroes of St Petersburg Police and Fire” c/o Jim Newman, 100 Second Ave S, Suite 600, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Please make checks payable to “Heroes of St. Petersburg Police and Fire.”