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 Blackhawk and Larrabee. He holstered his weapon when three unidentified men stated they knew the suspect and assured Detective Robinson he did not need his gun. Once his gun was secured, he was shot in the face.

Two detectives arrived at the scene and ordered the assailant to drop his gun. He turned on them and was shot.

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, 2 sons and 2 daughters.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 6166

Incident Details

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

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Det. Robinson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 26, 2018

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