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Patrolman Robert Dowidait | Dearborn Heights Police Department, Michigan Dearborn Heights Police Department, Michigan


Robert Dowidait

Dearborn Heights Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, August 22, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 37

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Convicted

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Patrolman Robert Dowidait was killed in an automobile accident while assisting a neighboring agency during a vehicle pursuit.

The patrol wagon that Patrolman Dowidait was riding in skidded on the wet roadway and struck tree at the Warren Avenue and Silvery Lane, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. The suspect was later apprehended and convicted of charges in connection with the incident.

Patrolman Dowidait had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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