Patrolman Garner M. Robertson, Jr.

Patrolman Garner M. Robertson, Jr.

Valley View Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, July 8, 1956

Garner M. Robertson, Jr.

Patrolman Robertson was shot and killed by a suspect who was holding a woman hostage in a car. As Patrolman Robertson approached the vehicle the suspect opened fire with a shotgun, fatally wounding him. The suspect was sentenced to death and later executed.

Patrolman Robertson was survived by his wife, son, daughter.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed

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Officer Robertsons end of watch occurred before my start of service in 1967. I heard from older officers about his untimely death. I also served with several officers that wittnesed the excution of his killer. Over the years, on patrol, I drove by the scene of Officer Robertsons fatal shooting. Each time I stopped and reflected on his corageous service and his sacrafice. I will always remember officer Robertson and pray that he rests in peace. I also pray for his family and those who knew and loved him. I believe that God needed a good police officer and called officer Robertson to a higher service.

August 26, 2018

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Independence Police Department

August 26, 2018

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