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Police Officer Robert T. Fike | Phoenix Police Department, Arizona Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer

Robert T. Fike

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 8, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 3281

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Robert Fike was shot and killed by a suspect while standing next to his patrol car. Two citizens found him after the shooting and used his radio to call for help. A suspect, who had committed an armed robbery just before Officer Fike's murder, was arrested seven weeks later and charged with murder and armed robbery.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Fike was a former Officer of the Year and had been employed with the Phoenix Police Department for ten years. He is survived by his wife and two young sons.

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As a 19 year old, Ofc. Fike is the first officer that I remember dying in the line of duty. I never met the man but I know that it left an empty feeling in my heart. Today, it still does when an officer lays his life down for us. In memory of Ofc. Fike, without you this world would have two bad guys still out there. THANK YOU and thanks to the men and women in blue that keep me and my family safe


January 12, 2015


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