Patrolman Philip L. Robinson

Patrolman Philip L. Robinson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, September 5, 1887

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 777

Incident Details

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

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Officer Robinsons story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-19-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 19, 2018

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