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Patrolman Robert R. Walker | Hopewell Township Police Department, Pennsylvania Hopewell Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

Robert R. Walker

Hopewell Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, December 23, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Heart attack

Weapon: Person

Offender: Acquitted

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Patrolman Robert Walker suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with three people while attempting to arrest a subject.

He and another officer had responded to Harold's Inn after an off duty officer called to report that he had seen a wanted subject at the restaurant. When they attempted to arrest the subject, the man, his mother, and his girlfriend all started to struggle with Patrolman Walker. The subject was able to escape.

As Patrolman Walker placed the mother and girlfriend in his patrol car he suddenly collapsed. He was transported to Aliquippa Hospital where he died a short time later.

The subject and his mother were both charged with manslaughter but the charges were later dismissed. They were both convicted of lesser charges.

Patrolman Walker was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was survived by his wife and three kids.

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A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
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December 23, 2014

 

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