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 as he was writing a traffic citation to a man he had stopped who had a grudge against him . As he was writing out the citation the man jumped out of his car and shot him in the head with a sawed-off shotgun. Over a few years Sergeant Robinson had charged him with several traffic violations and the suspect had threatened to kill him.

The shooter, 33, fled but was arrested a short time later and sentenced to 99 years. He was later paroled but the date is unknown.

Sergeant Robinson had served with the Corsicana Police Department for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, his brother and sister, his mother, his father, Chief George Robinson of the Corsicana Police Department, and a brother who was a Texas State Trooper. On February 11, 1971, his father was killed in the line of duty while serving as a Deputy Sheriff with the Johnson County, Texas Sheriff's Office.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 642

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Paroled


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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

December 15, 2020

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