Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: Not available
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Found incompetent
Officer Robert Timberlake was shot and killed with his own service weapon while dealing with a transient in the lobby of the Tampa Federal Building in Tampa, Florida.
The subject had entered an elevator and Officer Timberlake followed him in. While in the elevator a struggle ensued and the suspect gained control of Officer Timberlake's .38 caliber handgun and shot him several times. The subject was severely wounded by other federal agents when the elevator doors opened.
The man was found not guilty by reason of mental incompetence and released.