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

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one of many over the years, your loss in the protection of the city is not forgotten...may you continue to rest in peace

Sergeant John Bowman
Richmond City Police

April 11, 2014

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