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Police Officer Robert Lee Albert | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer

Robert Lee Albert

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, July 17, 1897

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/13/1897

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Police Officer Robert Albert succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier while attempting to question two suspicious men on Broad Street. When he asked what the men were doing they responded by saying "none of your business." The two then began walking down a set of stairs to a railroad yard. As Officer Albert followed them one of them turned and opened fire, striking the officer.

Despite being mortally wounded, he returned fire five times but did not strike the suspects.

Officer Albert was taken to Grady Hospital where he remained in very serious condition until succumbing to his wounds.

The gunman was arrested and convicted of Officer Albert's murder. He was awarded a new trial by special order of the court and released.

Officer Albert had served with the Atlanta Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and young daughter.

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Rest in Peace Officer Robert Lee Albert. You are not forgotten.

Darrion Eshmon
Former APD
July 30, 2017


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