Detective Clayton Robinson

Detective Clayton Robinson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, October 26, 1968

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Clayton Robinson

Detective Clayton Robinson was shot and killed during an arrest.

Detective Robinson had his gun drawn making an arrest at W. Blackhawk Street and N. Larrabee Street. As two additional officers pulled up to assist Detective Robinson, the subject pulled out a pistol and shot him.

The two arriving officers then shot and killed the man when he turned toward them with his gun.

Detective Robinson received 15 commendations during his career. He was assigned to Damen Avenue, Area 6 Robbery Division. Detective Robinson is survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 6166

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, October 25, 1968
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Mr Robinson always stood out among the fathers at Englewood Manor Apartments off the Dan Ryan Expressway . He and his brother lived in the same building as did I with my family on the 6th floor. Always a word of encouragement with an assuring smile. I remember his sons and daughters , especially Debra . I remember the article in the newspaper mentioning her birthday and the surprise her dad had planned. A man taken much too soon and I count myself fortunate to have known him and his family.

Jerry Haynes
former neighbor

May 19, 2020

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