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Officer John Wyndell Robinson | Los Angeles County Safety Police, California Los Angeles County Safety Police, California


John Wyndell Robinson

Los Angeles County Safety Police, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 24, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 33 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Not available

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Officer John Robinson was stabbed to death while conducting checks in the Department of Public Services office at 813 E 4th Place, in downtown Los Angeles.

He was checking one of the restrooms when he was attacked by two welfare recipients and stabbed twice. He was able to shoot one of the men while the other fled.

Officer Robinson succumbed to his wounds as he was being transported to a local hospital.

Officer Robinson was slain the day before his 55th birthday.

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Thanks for the wonderful 8 years 9 months and 10 days that I had with you. Thanks for teaching me the value of hard work and the importance of serving others. I know that death is part of life, but I wish I had a little more time with you. I miss you Dad

January 3, 2017


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