Officer Robert Lyle Hawk

Officer Robert Lyle Hawk

Tempe Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 1988

Robert Lyle Hawk

Officer Robert Hawk was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while conducting a traffic stop on the Superstition Freeway.

He was struck as he returned to his vehicle after talking with the driver of the vehicle he had stopped.

Officer Hawk had served with the Tempe Police Department for 18 months. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 241

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Suspect turned himself in

hit and run, traffic stop

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This message is to the mother of Officer Robert Lyle Hawk, who has requested to speak with me,As I would be honored to do so,and can be reached at ,

Civilian // Craig j Nielson
911 caller

February 7, 2014

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