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Conservation Officer Robert C. Banker | Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky

Conservation Officer

Robert C. Banker

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky

End of Watch: Thursday, March 19, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 108

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 22 years

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Conservation Officer Bob Banker was shot and killed after issuing a man a citation for fishing without a license on the spillway of Lacy Lake in Christian County.

As Officer Banker began walking way the subject called out to him and then shot him in the chest with a .22 caliber rifle. As the subject continued shooting him as he lay on the ground a citizen attempted to the distract the man and was also shot at. The subject fled the scene but was arrested a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Banker's murder and sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Officer Banker was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for two years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Rest easy Brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Conservation Officer Brad Brewer
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
March 20, 2016

 

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