Sergeant Robert Glenwood Robinson

Sergeant Robert Glenwood Robinson

Corsicana Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 23, 1962

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Robert Glenwood Robinson

Sergeant Robert Robinson was shot and killed when he responded to a disturbance at a cafe on East 10th Street at 9:10 p.m.

As he exited his patrol car a suspect ran out holding a sawed-off shotgun. The man turned and fired at Sergeant Robinson, striking him in the head. The shooter fled but was arrested a short time later and sentenced to 99 years.

Sergeant Robinson had served with the Corsicana Police Department for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, his brother and sister, his mother, and by his father, Deputy Sheriff George Robinson of the Johnson County, Texas Sheriff's office, who was also killed in the line of duty on Feb. 11, 1971.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 642

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

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Robert, (Bob) as family called him, was my cousin. I was only 7 years old at the time of his killing. I remember how devastated our family was, and how everyone seemed to be in shock. When we got the news we immediately gathered with the family trying to make sense of it all. Something that sticks out in my mind was his funeral service. The church was packed with officers showing their respect and offering support. The crowd overflowed outside. One thing in particular that is forever engraved in my mind is how grieved Bob's sister Peggy was. She wailed and cried out his name... "Bob!... Bob!...Bob!." during the funeral service. It's something I will never forget. I also remember my uncle George vowing to hunt down Bob's killer himself. Uncle George was a Navarro county deputy sheriff at the time. Sadly Uncle George was also killed in the line of duty while working in Johnson County in 1971. There were many in my family who served in law enforcement, one being my father, who served in the Dallas Police Department for 32 years. I greatly respect those who put their lives on the line to keep us all safe. I remember Bob's infectious smile, and how he was always so much fun to be around. Rest in peace cousin, until we meet again.

Denise Trice Dworaczyk
Cousin

December 15, 2020

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