Reserve Deputy Sheriff Robert Riley

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Robert Riley

Lane County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Sunday, August 17, 1958

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Robert Riley

Reserve Deputy Riley was killed in an automobile accident while riding with a Springfield police officer and a merchant patrolman. They were attempting to stop a speeding vehicle they when their patrol car left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

The accident occurred when the driver swerved to avoid a car that had pulled in front of them. The driver of that car was determined to be driving while intoxicated.

Reserve Deputy Riley had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and son. His wife served as a matron for the Lane County Sheriff's Department and his son went on to serve with the Eugene Police Department.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 54

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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

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

August 17, 2020

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