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Police Officer Robert D. Backes | Germantown Police Department, Wisconsin Germantown Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer

Robert D. Backes

Germantown Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Saturday, March 21, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Officer Robert Backes was struck and killed by a vehicle struggling with a man he was attempting to arrest for drunk driving. The suspect he was struggling with was also struck and killed.

Officer Backes had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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RIP Sir, A hero may fall but will never be forgotten.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
February 15, 2012

 

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