Officer Robert Lee Jester

Officer Robert Lee Jester

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, November 18, 1933

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Robert Lee Jester

Officer Jester was shot and killed by two bank robbers in a shootout in downtown Miami. Officer Jester and another officer recognized two men wanted for bank robbery in Reading, Pennsylvania as they entered the Seminole Hotel on East Flagler Street. When the officers ordered the men to stop they turned and opened fire fatally wounding Officer Jester. Jester's partner returned fire killing one suspect and wounding the other. That suspect escaped but was apprehended one hour later.

Officer Jester had been with the agency for 10 years.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace Officer Jester.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 10, 2019

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