Patrolman Otis Lee "Sonny" Robison

Patrolman Otis Lee "Sonny" Robison

Lincoln Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, November 16, 1974

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Otis Lee "Sonny" Robison

Patrolman Robison and Patrolman Allen Harmon were shot and killed after making a traffic stop on I-20 and arresting a man for drunk driving. While en route to Tallagega to give the man a sobriety test, he produced a pistol and shot them. He was apprehended in Birmingham ten days later.

The 35-year-old suspect was convicted of two counts of murder and sentenced to life.

Patrolman Robison was survived by his wife.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace Patrolman Robison.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 14, 2019

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