Patrolman Robert L. Tatman

Patrolman Robert L. Tatman

Champaign Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, November 25, 1967

Robert L. Tatman

Patrolman Robert Tatman was shot and killed in the line of duty. The case was never solved and remains open.

Patrolman Tatman had served with the Champaign Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 80

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Case remains unsolved

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Today your family will gather in Champaign to honor you with the dedication of the interstate that you were killed on, as Robert L Tatman memorial way at I72/Country Fair drive. The men and women of the Champaign Police department and its retiree's are honored to remember you and your family on this day, some 50 years after you left us. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

M.C. Medlyn
Champaign IL PD (retired)

November 25, 2017

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