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Officer Robert Remington | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia


Robert Remington

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 19, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 2780

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer Robert Remington was shot and killed after responding to a burglary alarm at a designer clothing retailer on the 1500 block of Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

Discovering evidence of a burglary, he entered the store where he became involved in a struggle with one of the two suspects. He was able to shoot the first suspect in the hand but was overpowered by the second suspect who disarmed him. The suspects then forced him to his knees and shot him five times with his own service weapon.

Officer Remington was discovered by his backup officer and transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The two suspects were later arrested by members of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division. They were convicted of murder and subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Remington had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 19, 2015


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