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Officer Robert Joseph Henry | Newport Beach Police Department, California Newport Beach Police Department, California

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Robert Joseph Henry

Newport Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, April 13, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/12/1995

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Officer Bob Henry succumbed to gunshot wounds received on March 12, 1995, while checking on a drunk suspect.

The suspect gave Officer Henry a military ID card and then opened fire with a handgun he had concealed underneath his shirt, striking Officer Henry.

The suspect then shot and killed himself.

Officer Henry remained in a coma until succumbing to his wounds one month later.

Officer Henry had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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I often think about being a rookie officer and being sent to pick up your wife and newborn to take them to Hoag Hospital where you were fighting for your life. That experience has stayed with me my entire career. RIP brother

Investigator Rob Long
OCDA - Former Fullerton PD
May 11, 2016

 

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