Patrolman Robert L. Tatman

Patrolman Robert L. Tatman

Champaign Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, November 25, 1967

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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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Patrolman Tatman,
On today, the 51st anniversary of your death I would just just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Champaign. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I. P.

United States Border Patrol

November 25, 2018

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