Police Officer Lloyd Newman Robinson

Police Officer Lloyd Newman Robinson

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, July 27, 1912

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Lloyd Newman Robinson

Officer Robinson was shot and killed while attempting to question a man suspected of robbing several jewelry stores. Officer Robinson encountered the man at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Clifford Street and attempted to question him. Fearing he would be arrested, the man fled with Officer Robinson in pursuit. As Officer Robinson caught up to the suspect on Washington Boulevard, between Park Street and Clifford Street, the man turned and shot him in the head with a revolver.

On August 10, 1912, the 21-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Robinson had served with the Detroit Police Department for 11 months and was survived by his wife and young child.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Sentenced to life

foot pursuit

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 101rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 20, 2013

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