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Police Officer Robin G. Vogel | Decatur Police Department, Illinois Decatur Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Robin G. Vogel

Decatur Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, October 3, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 247

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 10/1/2005

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Killed in accident

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Officer Robin Vogel succumbed to injuries suffered two days earlier in an automobile accident.

Officer Vogel was on patrol when her squad car was broadsided by a driver of a vehicle that ran a red light at a high rate of speed at 4:00 am.

The driver had a blood-alcohol content over twice the legal limit and was killed instantly. Officer Vogel was transported to a local hospital and then transferred to a trauma center where she died two days later of her injuries.

Officer Vogel had served with the Decatur Police Department for seven years. She is survived by her son, parents and two sisters.

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I went to visit your name on the national law-enforcement officer memorial wall. Like so many names on that wall this world lost a great person. So many still talk so fondly about you. DUI enforcement is always an important aspect of law enforcement and after your death your department has become a leader in the removal of impaired drivers. The Decatur/ Macon county agencies have invested a lot of training into its officers to continue removing impaired drivers. Your death has inspired so many officers to remove impaired drivers from the road saving countless lives.

MPO Pete Hackleman
Decatur Police
August 17, 2017

 

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