Patrolman Robert E. Read

Patrolman Robert E. Read

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, November 5, 1868

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Robert E. Read

Patrolman Read and Patrolman Samuel Bryson were shot and killed while attempting to restore order during a riot that broke out during the 1868 Presidential election. The riot was started by citizens opposing candidate Ulysses S. Grant.

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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Read,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Savannah.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol

November 5, 2018

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