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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Granddaughter here, I never met you. Sometimes I think about you though, curiosity made me look this up. I saw my mom's name, her talking about my sister turning thirteen. I thought I'd leave a note for my dad, because someday he'll be on this page too.

That sister that turned thirteen is married now, by the way. Maybe someday soon you'll be a great grandpa, if not because of my sister, because my cousin also recently got married. We'll see what happens... :)

Shaleh Ake

January 7, 2022

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