Police Officer William Morris Robinson

Police Officer William Morris Robinson

Newburgh City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, November 18, 1973

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William Morris Robinson

Officer Robinson was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance in which a man was beating his wife. The suspect holed up inside his house and engaged officers in a shootout.

Officer Robinson was fatally struck as he took cover behind his patrol car. It took several minutes for help to reach Officer Robinson.

Officer Robinson was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and had served with the Newburgh City Police Department for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 44
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Robinson,
On today, the 43rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice- not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

November 18, 2017

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