Officer Thomas A. Robinson, Jr.

Officer Thomas A. Robinson, Jr.

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, December 16, 1953

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Thomas A. Robinson, Jr.

Officer Robinson was shot and killed by fugitives wanted by the FBI. One of the suspects was shot and killed while being taken into custody. The second suspect was convicted of Officer Robinson's murder and executed.

Officer Robinson had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I grew up on those same streets where you lost your life. I was born and raised within 5 miles from Normandy Blvd. / Cassat Ave. I went on to become a police officer with the same agency and have spent many years patrolling those very same streets.

The danger never goes away. Many would say it was more dangerous then than now. Your name is called out every year at the Police Memorial day celebration on the front steps of the Police Memorial Building in downtown Jacksonville.

You will never be forgotten and your name has been enshrined as a part of the legacy of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Officer Richard W. Futch #6287
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

December 19, 2018

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