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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I'm Officer Seiffert's son. Today is the 39th anniversary of his death. Thanks for the reflections from men and women who have posted here. I'm always trying to collect stories about my dad. And I love sharing them with my own kids—letting them know who their grandpa was. If you worked alongside my father and have any memories to share, I'd be grateful to hear them.

Robert J Seiffert
Bob's Son

March 6, 2018

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