Detective Robert J. Alexander

Detective Robert J. Alexander

Paterson Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, June 6, 1935

Robert J. Alexander

Detective Robert Alexander was shot and killed in Warwick, New York, while investigating an armed robbery.

Police had learned that the suspect would be at the post office in Warwick, about 10 minutes from Greenwook Lake, at a certain time. Detective Alexander spotted the suspect, who wore a disguise. He didn't pull his gun as he approached suspect and grabbed the susptect by the upper part of his body. But the suspect had a gun in his coat pocket and fired it three times into Detective Alexander, fatally wounding him. The suspect was killed moments later in a shootout with Paterson officers and state troopers.

Detective Alexander was moved to a nearby hospital where he died a short time later.

Detective Alexander had served with the agency for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and four grandchildren.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location New York
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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