Police Officer Robert T. Seiffert

Police Officer Robert T. Seiffert

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, March 6, 1979

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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.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge P735

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Robert T. Seiffert of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 48 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

March 6, 2020

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