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Patrolman Robert Rosenbloom | New Mexico State Police, New Mexico New Mexico State Police, New Mexico


Robert Rosenbloom

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch: Monday, November 8, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: At large

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Patrolman Robert Rosenbloom was shot and killed during a traffic stop on I-40 near Albuquerque. During the stop a gun battle ensued in which he was struck in the chest and neck with a .45 caliber handgun.

The three suspects fled the scene and evaded a massive manhunt. On November 26th the three suspects hijacked a commercial airliner from Albuquerque International Airport and forced it to fly to Cuba. The three suspects have been identified as members of the terrorist group Republic of Africa: Ralph Goodwin who drowned at the beach in Cuba four years later; Michael Finney who died from throat cancer in Cuba; and Charlie Hill who remains at large in Cuba.

Patrolman Rosenbloom was a U.S. Army veteran and had been in law enforcement for nine years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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Thank you everyone for posting your memories of my dad. Since he was taken from me when I was only 3 years old I have no memories of him. I am touched by you all and all of the good memories. I wish I could have known my dad and had him in my life growing up. We will be attending a ceremony honoring my dad's commission date that would have been 50 years, April 25th. Thank you for remembering my dad, much love. And thank you to the NMSP for all the support to our family.

Tammy (Rosenbloom) Manicki
Daughter of Robert Rosenbloom
April 19, 2016


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