Officer Robert C. Ussery

Officer Robert C. Ussery

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, July 21, 1978

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Robert C. Ussery

Officer Robert Ussery was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop.

Officer Ussery was off-duty and had his family in his private vehicle with him when he stopped a car occupied by teenagers to give them a warning. An oncoming car struck Officer Ussery who was standing beside the stopped vehicle. The driver was charged with driving while intoxicated.

The 56-year-old subject was later charged with first degree manslaughter and the DWI charge was dropped. He was tried and acquitted.

Officer Ussery was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 1, 1978
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Acquitted

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 21, 2020

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