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. The suspect, 23, was arrested at the scene.

On October 9, 1975, the suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced from 25 years to life.

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 Sentenced to life

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