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Trooper Robert Fulton Giles | Virginia State Police, Virginia Virginia State Police, Virginia


Robert Fulton Giles

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, July 23, 1954

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 561

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Trooper Robert Giles was shot and killed as he and a police officer attempted to break up a fight between two men outside a cafe in Coeburn, Virginia. When Trooper Giles pistol fell out of its holster one of then men picked it up and shot him.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

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My name is Jack Rutter, I now live in Blountville, Tn.

I just learned that , during my Five(5) year tenure as a State Police Tropper, I wore Badge No. 561, the same one Tropper Giles carried

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March 8, 2014


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