Police Officer Robert L. Polmanteer

Police Officer Robert L. Polmanteer

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, May 4, 1984

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Robert L. Polmanteer

Officer Polmanteer was killed in a head-on collision with a van that turned in front of his motorcycle at N. 37th Street and Thomas Rd.

Officer Polmanteer had been a law enforcement officer for 15 years and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 3549

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

accident, motorcycle

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I attended Desert Sands Junior High School with a daughter of Officer Polmanteer. I can't say I actually knew him and I would find it hard to believe his daughter would remember me (a random younger classmate). But I do remember him serving as a uniformed officer present at the Friday night school dances. These events were very well attended with the crowds of 7th and 8th graders.

At a glance he was a huge imposing man in his uniform, by appearance alone he could certainly command respect. But in all the times I was in his presence he was actually quiet, deliberate and professional. There was never as much as even a minor scuffle at any of these dances with the throngs of kids around. I'm thankful we had officer Polmanteer to watch over us.

Your sacrifice and that of your family is not forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Michael Benjamin
member of the public

May 28, 2018

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