Sergeant Robert Preston Palmer

Sergeant Robert Preston Palmer

Elsmere Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, September 25, 1990

Robert Preston Palmer

Sergeant Robert Palmer was shot and killed during an unprovoked attack. He was shot September 3, 1990 by his wife's ex-husband who had already gunned down the officers two and three year old children. He returned fire, killing the assailant

Sergeant Palmer died of his wounds September 25, 1990.

Sergeant Palmer had served with the agency for 11 years. He is survived by his son.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 1303

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, September 3, 1990
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Killed by Sergeant Palmer

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A terrible tragedy! Rest in peace Sergeant Palmer. Your service to the citizens of kentucky will be forever so saluted.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 26, 2018

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