Patrolman Robert M. Beard

Patrolman Robert M. Beard

Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, October 12, 1906

Robert M. Beard

Patrolman Robert Beard was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man at the Alleghany Institute, which is the current-day Burrell Memorial Hospital. During the arrest the suspect asked Patrolman Beard if he could get his coat from a closet. When he stepped into the closet he produced a handgun and shot Patrolman Beard.

The killer fled the scene but was later apprehended and hung for the murder.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed

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