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Chief of Police Robert Sidney Wallis | Albany Police Department, Georgia Albany Police Department, Georgia

Chief of Police

Robert Sidney Wallis

Albany Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 24, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: 7 years

Badge # CHIEF

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Chief Robert Wallis was shot and killed by a former police officer who he had fired for stealing cigars while on duty.

The killer had gone to the city hall and exchanged pleasantries with the chief and the desk sergeant. When Chief Wallis excused himself from the room, the killer followed him and produced a gun. As the two struggled over the gun, Chief Wallis was shot, fatally.

The killer then committed suicide.

Chief Wallis had served with the Albany Police Department for 7 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and three sons.

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