Trooper Robert Eugene Ake

Trooper Robert Eugene Ake

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, September 18, 1972

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Robert Eugene Ake

Trooper Ake was shot and killed with his own weapon while making a traffic stop in Oklahoma County. He was questioning one of the juvenile suspects when the other grabbed his service weapon and shot him.

The suspect was sentenced to death but his sentence was subsequently commuted to life in prison. He has a parole hearing in October of 2017.

Trooper Ake had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 240

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Commuted to life

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 18, 2020

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