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Officer Robert Lee Jester | Miami Police Department, Florida Miami Police Department, Florida

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Robert Lee Jester

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, November 18, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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We will never forget... Continue to rest in peace Officer Jester.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
November 18, 2012

 

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