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Police Officer Robert P. Bradford, Jr. | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Robert P. Bradford, Jr.

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 27, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Later shot and killed

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Police Officer Robert Bradford was shot and killed when he and Police Officer Robert Dooley were on a stake out searching for three subjects who were wanted in connection with several robberies and shootings of police officers.

The officers observed the three men exit a home and confronted them. When they did so shots were exchanged and Officer Bradford was killed and Officer Dooley was critically wounded. Officer Dooley succumbed to his wounds on September 15th, 2012.

The subjects fled the scene. Two of them were later shot and killed in two separate shootouts with police officers in Atlanta, Georgia.

Officer Bradford had served with the Detroit Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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Police Officer Robert W. Dooley
Detroit Police Department, Michigan
End of Watch: Saturday, September 15, 2012
Cause: Gunfire

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God's peace and speed Officer Bradford. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.
May 27, 2014

 

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