Police Officer Robert T. Seiffert

Police Officer Robert T. Seiffert

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, March 6, 1979

Robert T. Seiffert

Officer Robert Seiffert and Officer Dennis Bennington were shot and killed during a traffic stop of man with an aggravated robbery warrant. As Officer Bennington approached the suspect from the side Officer Seiffert approached from the rear. The suspect shot Officer Bennington in the chest and fired over his shoulder as he got back in his car, striking Officer Seiffert in the head as he dove for cover.

Officer Bennington was able to stand back up and return fire, striking the suspect in the head and killing him. Both officers were transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Seiffert had been with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge P735

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Well Bob, I thought about you today. It has been 36 years since you found a safer place in heaven. Working with you in district 4 was a real pleasure and reminiscing about our tours in Vietnam made our friendship more meaningful. Rest in peace my friend and God bless your family.

Former Patrolman Mark Medosch
Cincinnati PD

October 22, 2015

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