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Detective Lieutenant Donald A. Robertson | Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

Detective Lieutenant

Donald A. Robertson

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Thursday, March 9, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Detective Lieuteant Donald Robertson was shot and killed while checking a vehicle trunk for an armed robbery suspect.

Patrol officers had stopped a suspect vehicle and transported the lone passenger to the police station at 801 Sligo Avenue. Lieutenant Robertson suspected the second suspect was in the trunk of the car and left the station to check it. As he removed the rear seat cushions two shots were fired and Lieutenant Robertson was fatally wounded. The subject then committed suicide.

Lieutenant Robertson's had served with the agency for exactly 13 years on the day of his murder. He was survived by expectant wife, two daughters, and brother. His brother and brother-in-law both served with the Montgomery County Police Department at the time of his murder.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
March 10, 2012


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