Trooper James Buford Robinson

Trooper James Buford Robinson

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, December 10, 1972

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James Buford Robinson

Trooper James Robinson was killed while assisting Talladega police officers in an investigation of a report of a man with a rifle on Battle Street.

The man, 24, shot at both Talladega officers, wounding one, before running approximately 10 blocks and entering a home on Chandler Street. The man exited the home and shot Trooper Robinson in the throat. The man was taken into custody after being shot and wounded.

Trooper Robinson was a Korean War veteran and had served with the Alabama Department of Public Safety for seven years. He was survived by his wife, son, and brother.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and wounded, Apprehended

weapons violation

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Trooper Robinson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

December 10, 2022

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