Patrolman Robert Burns Sandefur

Patrolman Robert Burns Sandefur

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, July 3, 1943

Robert Burns Sandefur

Patrolman Sandefur was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance call. As they approached the home the suspect fired a shotgun through the door, striking Patrolman Sandefur in the torso, killing him. The suspect was shot and wounded by Patrolman Sandefur's partner and taken into custody.

The suspect plead guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years in prison October 5, 1943.

Patrolman Sandefur was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

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