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Patrolman Robert Hayes DeKorte | Newport News Police Department, Virginia Newport News Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman

Robert Hayes DeKorte

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, September 23, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Robert DeKorte was shot and killed with his own weapon while attempting to arrest a fugitive.

Patrolman DeKorte was a WWI veteran and had served with the Newport News Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and young son.

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