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Correctional Lieutenant Robert C. Geer | Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon

Correctional Lieutenant

Robert C. Geer

Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon

End of Watch: Friday, April 7, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Sentenced to 25 years

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Lieutenant Robert Geer was stabbed to death by a prison inmate he attempted to subdue after the suspect stabbed a fellow inmate.

On November 23, 1969, the suspect had stabbed another inmate to death at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years. He received an additional 10 years for being in possession of a weapon by a prisoner and an additional five years for escape.

Lieutenant Geer had served with the Oregon Department of Corrections for 15 years and is survived by his wife and three children.

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Remembering you on the 44th anniversary of your death. Thank you for your service in our law enforcement and my prayers be with your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian
April 7, 2016

 

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