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Police Officer William Morris Robinson | Newburgh City Police Department, New York Newburgh City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

William Morris Robinson

Newburgh City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, November 18, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 44

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not available

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Officer Robinson was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance in which a man was beating his wife. The suspect holed up inside his house and engaged officers in a shootout.

Officer Robinson was fatally struck as he took cover behind his patrol car. It took several minutes for help to reach Officer Robinson.

Officer Robinson was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and had served with the Newburgh City Police Department for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Dear Officer Robinson I am still honoring you <3

Nina Masten
daughter of Officer Norman Masten of City of Newburgh PD
November 18, 2016

 

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