Officer John A. Robertson

Officer John A. Robertson

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, November 19, 1984

John A. Robertson

Officer John Robertson was shot and killed while working a uniformed off-duty security job at a local hotel.

He was questioning a suspect behind the hotel at 1624 N. Black Canyon Highway about the robbery of two truck drivers when the suspect opened fire. Officer Robertson was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two days later. Two women and a man were arrested in connection with the shooting and robbery.

Officer Robertson had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife and two children. He was working a second job at the Sixpence Inn to save money for a special family Christmas.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 3127

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 17, 1984
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Three arrrested

off duty, robbery, suspicious person

Most Recent Reflection

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JOHN'S LOVE FOR HIS COUNTRY AND FOLLOW MEN WAS MORE THAN WORDS CAN EXPRESS!
HE NEVER KNEW A STRANGER AND WAS ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP ANYONE!THERE WAS ONE
OTHER THING JOHN LOVED MORE THAN LIFE AND THAT WAS HIS FAMILY!!THEY WERE HIS EVERYTHING!!EVEN THO HE ISNT WITH THEM HE IS THIER GRAUDIAN ANGEL!JOHN WE LOVE AND MISS YOU DEARLY!!RIP
SOME DAY WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER AGAIN!!

Debbie Robinson
Sister in law (Sis to John)

May 28, 2018

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