Patrolman Robert E. Read

Patrolman Robert E. Read

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, November 5, 1868

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.

Bio

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Incident Details

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

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