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Sergeant Robert D. Ward | Seattle Police Department, Washington Seattle Police Department, Washington


Robert D. Ward

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Thursday, May 15, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: One died; one arrested

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Sergeant Ward was killed when suspects in a stolen vehicle rammed his patrol car. Sergeant Ward and two other officers were on patrol in the Sergeant's vehicle when they heard a vehicle pursuit. They proceeded to the area and spotted the suspect's vehicle. The suspect's vehicle swerved into the patrol car's lane and the vehicles collided head on. The two officers with Sergeant Ward were injured and Sergeant Ward was killed. One suspect also died and the other was arrested.

Sergeant Ward had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for 16 years and is survived by his three children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 15, 2015


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