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Detective Robert W. Wallis | Denver Police Department, Colorado Denver Police Department, Colorado

Detective

Robert W. Wallis

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 9, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 67-20

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Robert Wallis was killed when he was struck by a man fleeing other officers. Detective Wallis and his partner were in an unmarked cruiser monitoring the chase of a suspect who had just committed an armed robbery. The suspect was driving northbound on Tennyson Street directly towards their unmarked cruiser. The two detectives attempted to escape their vehicle but Detective Wallis was struck by the suspect as he attempted to run across the street. The suspect was later shot and killed by other officers.

Detective Wallis had been with the agency for over 20 years and was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, sister and a 5-day-old granddaughter.

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Thank you sir for your service. 27 years have passed, but you are not forgotten. Please continue to watch over us who have now taken up the badge as we continue to think of and pray for you.

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Denver Police
March 2, 2015

 

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