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Sergeant Robert J. Bouchard | Norfolk Police Department, Virginia Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

Sergeant

Robert J. Bouchard

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, September 3, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Served 14 years

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Sergeant Robert Bouchard was shot and killed by a robbery suspect while conducting a stakeout behind a group of buildings at teh corner of Princess Anne Road and Colonial Avenue.

The juvenile offender was apprehended and convicted of Sergeant Bouchard's murder but was released after serving only 14 years.

Sergeant Bouchard had served with the Norfolk Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the Special Services Unit. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 28, 2013

 

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