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Sergeant Robert Preston Palmer | Elsmere Police Department, Kentucky Elsmere Police Department, Kentucky


Robert Preston Palmer

Elsmere Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 25, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 1303

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/3/1990

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Killed by Sergeant Palmer

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Sergeant Robert Palmer was shot and killed during an unprovoked attack. He was shot September 3, 1990 by his wife's ex-husband who had already gunned down the officers two and three year old children. He returned fire, killing the assailant

Sergeant Palmer died of his wounds September 25, 1990.

Sergeant Palmer had served with the agency for 11 years. He is survived by his son.

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What a tragedy. Read the background to this incident and learned that after losing her husband and two young children, SGT Palmer's wife received over 2.5 million from the Veteran's Administration for releasing her ex-husband who was known to be violent. His wife, most assuredly suffering from a broken heart, died less than fifteen years later at the age of 56.

So sad.

SGT Mark Lupus
Savannah-Chatham Metro Police
September 25, 2015


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