Officer Robert W. Suess

Officer Robert W. Suess

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Saturday, February 15, 1958

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Robert W. Suess

Officer Suess was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver. The other vehicle went through a red light, ran another car off the road, then struck Officer Suess. The driver was charged with drunk driving and manslaughter.

The 41-year-old woman that struck him suffered injuries that left her completely paralyzed. She was convicted of manslaughter and drunk driving and sentenced to 10 years probation.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2244

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

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Thanks for your sacrifice of your life and your family's burden of your loss. I was born in Fairfield CA. In July 1958 and my mom had a close connection with some of the CHP. My father was a police officer in 1958 so I became a Deputy in 1980.

Alameda County Sheriffs Dept.

February 15, 2021

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