Police Officer Robert Rowland Allshaw

Police Officer Robert Rowland Allshaw

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, November 11, 1968

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Robert Rowland Allshaw

Police Officer Robert Allshaw was accidentally shot and killed by another officer at the scene of a robbery in progress at 11522 15th Avenue NE.

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 was a United States Marine Corps veteran who served with the Seattle Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)


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Bob and I grew up together and I remember when we bought this rusted out very old car, I think it was a Pontiac. Although this was a long time ago, I still think of him often. I remember he came to see me one day returning from deployment dressed in his full uniform. I was so happy to see him again and so very proud of him. It was a long time ago, but you never forget a close friend.

Lt. Peter Tountas, ret
Best friend growing up

December 21, 2022

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