Officer Robert D. Austin

Officer Robert D. Austin

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, April 11, 1898

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Robert D. Austin

Officer Robert Austin was shot and killed while on patrol in Richmond's business district.

He encountered two suspects burglarizing a business at the intersection of Fifth Street and Broad Street and was shot when he took action.

The two suspects were never apprehended.

Officer Austin had served with the Richmond Police Department for nine years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

burglary, foot patrol

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Officer Austin,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Richmond.


United States Border Patrol

April 11, 2023

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