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Patrolman Robert M. Beard | Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia


Robert M. Beard

Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, October 12, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed

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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.

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Sgt. T. J. Jones
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October 12, 2012


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