Trooper Robert M. Semrov

Trooper Robert M. Semrov

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Saturday, January 27, 1973

Robert M. Semrov

Trooper Semrov was shot and killed after stopping a traffic violator in front of the suspect's house. Trooper Semrov allowed the suspect to enter his house to retrieve his driver’s license. The suspect emerged with a .22 caliber rifle and shot Trooper Semrov six times as he sat in his patrol car.

The suspect was convicted of Trooper Semrov's murder but served only 5 years in prison.

Trooper Semrov had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and mother.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Released after 5 years

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Rest In Peace Officer Semrov. It angers me to read your killer was only sentenced to 5 years in prison.

SDS Mark McCormack
NYPD Retired

January 27, 2018

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