Private Bobby G. Padgett

Private Bobby G. Padgett

Alexandria Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, February 4, 1959

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Bobby G. Padgett

Private Bobby Padgett was shot and killed after he and another officer responded to a domestic dispute at the intersection of King Street and West Street.

Upon arrival Private Padgett located the suspect and attempted arrest him. During a struggle Private Padgett's revolver fell out of its holster and the suspect picked it up, struck him on the head with it, and then shot him the hip. The other officer on the scene was wounded in a shootout with the suspect.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted, sentenced to death, and executed.

Private Padgett had served with the Alexandria Police Department for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Executed

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Pvt. Padgett,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Alexandria. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 4, 2019

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