Patrol Officer Robert F. Stankye

Patrol Officer Robert F. Stankye

Orange Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, September 3, 1981

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Robert F. Stankye

Officer Stankye suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after being involved in a pursuit of three burglary suspects. He collapsed shortly after the three suspects were taken into custody.

Officer Stankye was a United States Navy veteran. He had served with the Orange Police Department for 14 years and was assigned to the Investigative Services Unit. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 6

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Officer Stankye,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

September 3, 2021

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