Trooper Robert M. Semrov

Trooper Robert M. Semrov

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Saturday, January 27, 1973

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Robert M. Semrov

Trooper Semrov was shot and killed after stopping a traffic violator in front of the suspect's house. Trooper Semrov allowed the suspect to enter his house to retrieve his driver’s license. The suspect emerged with a .22 caliber rifle and shot Trooper Semrov six times as he sat in his patrol car.

The suspect was convicted of Trooper Semrov's murder but served only 5 years in prison.

Trooper Semrov had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and mother.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Released after 5 years

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How tragic and sad. The Death Penalty should have never been eliminated.
Rest In Peace, Trooper Semrov.

Patrolman/Police Officer J.D. Egitto
Rome NY Police Department.

August 27, 2021

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