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Detective Robert R. Cline | Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Columbus Division of Police, Ohio


Robert R. Cline

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, February 5, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: 4 shot and killed

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Detective Cline was shot and killed in a fierce shootout between four bank robbers. Three of the robbers were shot and killed and several other officers were critically wounded. The fourth robber was shot in the spine and paralyzed. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. On April 6, 1938, he died on death row of complications from his wounds two weeks before his scheduled execution.

Detective Cline had been with the agency for 11 years.

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Rip Decticive Robert R. Cline you will never be forgotten thank you for your service

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February 5, 2017


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