Corporal Robert E. Armstrong

Corporal Robert E. Armstrong

Dothan Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, January 19, 1985

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Robert E. Armstrong

Corporal Robert Armstrong was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Ross Clark Circle while he was working an overtime DUI enforcement program at 1630 hours.

The drunk driver was driving the wrong way on the four-lane divided highway when the collision occurred. Both Corporal Armstrong and the drunk driver were transported to a local hospital where they both died. The suspect had previous DUI arrests.

Corporal Armstrong had been employed with the Dothan Police Department for almost seven years, and is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Killed in collision

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Cpl. Armstrong,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dothan. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 19, 2015

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