Patrolman Philip L. Robinson

Patrolman Philip L. Robinson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, September 5, 1887

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Philip L. Robinson

Officer Philip Robinson was shot and killed by a fleeing offender.

Officer Robinson was informed by two citizens that a man on the street had fired a gun at them. Officer Robinson observed the offender fleeing and immediately took up the pursuit. After ignoring an order to halt, the offender turned and fired three shots at the officer. Officer Robinson returned fire and continued the chase. The gunman fired a final shot, striking the officer. Officer Robinson died five days later.

Officer Rbinson served with the Chicago Police Department for 3 months.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge 777

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 31, 1887
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 5, 2020

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