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 Robert Semrov was shot and killed after stopping a man for speeding in front of the suspect's house on East Lake Road at 4:40 pm.

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, 30, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 8 to 30 years. He was paroled on December 9, 1986.

Trooper Semrov had served with the New York State Police for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and mother.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 1986

traffic stop

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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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