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Officer Robert Paul Bolton | Eau Claire Police Department, Wisconsin Eau Claire Police Department, Wisconsin


Robert Paul Bolton

Eau Claire Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 6, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 138

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Died in prison

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Officer Robert Bolton was shot and killed while attempting to question a man during a domestic disturbance.

He had been called to a women's shelter where a married man was attempting to see his girlfriend. As Officer Bolton arrived the man was attempting to enter his vehicle. Officer Bolton unsuccessfully attempted to stop him. The suspect was able to grab a .357 revolver from the vehicle and shoot him. Officer Bolton returned fire as the suspect fled. Office Bolton was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. After a short pursuit the suspect was captured and convicted. He later died in prison.

Officer Bolton had served with the Eau Claire Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Never Forgotten. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Survivor G. Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011
September 21, 2017


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