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Patrolman Robert Fitzpatrick | Wichita Police Department, Kansas Wichita Police Department, Kansas


Robert Fitzpatrick

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Monday, November 21, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Robert Fitzpatrick was shot and killed while attempting to arrest members of a local gang who were responsible the murder of Officer A. L. Young three weeks earlier.

As Patrolman Fitzpatrick and his partner looked inside of the vehicle the leader of the gang sped off as one of the other gang members shot Patrolman Fitzpatrick. The gang was also responsible for the murder of Detective Charles Hoffman three days later.

The suspect was shot and killed by another officer after murdering Detective Charles Hoffman.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Patrolman A. L. Young
Wichita Police Department, Kansas
End of Watch: Saturday, November 5, 1921
Cause: Gunfire

Detective Charles D. Hoffman
Wichita Police Department, Kansas
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 23, 1921
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Fitzpatrick. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014


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