Patrolman Garner M. Robertson, Jr.

Patrolman Garner M. Robertson, Jr.

Valley View Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, July 8, 1956

Garner M. Robertson, Jr.

Patrolman Robertson was shot and killed by a suspect who was holding a woman hostage in a car. As Patrolman Robertson approached the vehicle the suspect opened fire with a shotgun, fatally wounding him. The suspect was sentenced to death and later executed.

Patrolman Robertson was survived by his wife, son, daughter.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Garner M. Robertson, Jr. of the Valley View Police Department, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 9, 2018

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