Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # 138
Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber
Offender: Died in prison
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.