Police Officer Robert R. Allshaw

Police Officer Robert R. Allshaw

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, November 11, 1968

Robert R. Allshaw

Officer Allshaw was accidentally shot and killed by another officer at the scene of a robbery in progress. When the suspects began firing at the officers, an officer fired his shotgun at one suspect and struck Officer Allshaw and the suspect. All of the suspects were later arrested.

Officer Allshaw had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for nine years and is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer Allshaw,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seattle. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 11, 2018

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