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Officer Robert D. Austin | Richmond Police Department, Virginia Richmond Police Department, Virginia

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Robert D. Austin

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, April 11, 1898

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/11/1898

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Never apprehended

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Officer Robert Austin was shot and killed while on patrol in Richmond's business district. He encountered two suspects burglarizing a business and Fifth and Broad Streets and was shot when he took action. The two suspects were never apprehended.

Officer Austin had served with the agency for nine years.

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one of many over the years, your loss in the protection of the city is not forgotten...may you continue to rest in peace

Sergeant John Bowman
Richmond City Police
April 11, 2014

 

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