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Chief of Police Robert G. Sparks | Glenolden Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Glenolden Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

Robert G. Sparks

Glenolden Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 25, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Chief Sparks was shot and killed when he and another officer attempted to take action when they were robbed while off duty. The two were leaving a pharmacy after picking up medication for the other officer. As the two walked out of the door two suspects demanded the bag, thinking that there was money in it. When the officers took action one of the suspects opened fire, fatally wounding Chief Sparks. Both suspects were apprehended and sentenced to life.
Chief Sparks had been with the agency for 20 years.

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A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
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March 25, 2015

 

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