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Patrolman Robert A. Stefanov | Garfield Heights Police Department, Ohio Garfield Heights Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Robert A. Stefanov

Garfield Heights Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, December 8, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Not available

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Officer Stefanov and Officer Michael Brown were killed when their patrol car struck a utility pole during a pursuit. The officers had noticed a vehicle sitting outside of a closed business and, as they approached it, the vehicle sped off. The suspects entered an intersection against a red light at approximately 75 mph with the officers close behind. When another vehicle entered the intersection the officers attempted to avoid a collision but the patrol car struck the car, overturned, and struck a utility pole. The suspect was later apprehended and sentenced to ten years for involuntary manslaughter.

Officer Stefanov was survived by his son and daughter.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with his survivors today.
Our promise to him; Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful for his service to his community and to our nation.

Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Peace Officer Memorial Society, Ohio
December 8, 2016

 

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