Patrolman Robert Fitzpatrick

Patrolman Robert Fitzpatrick

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, November 21, 1921

Robert Fitzpatrick

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.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Patrolman Fitzpatrick,
On today, the 96th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Wichita. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 21, 2017

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