Police Officer Robert Gray Vining

Police Officer Robert Gray Vining

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, April 21, 1976

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Robert Gray Vining

Officer Robert Vining was shot and killed after making a traffic stop of a robbery suspect. The suspect was shot and killed a short time later after he opened fire on another officer who attempted to stop him.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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As I sat here in my office and talk with your daughter Donna. I have nothing but the upmost respect for you. You are my hero in more than one way. I lost my father some time back as he was a great man and police officer in Columbia SC. The way your daughter sits here and speaks about you makes you a great father, a great police office, and even a better man. I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet you. You are truly my hero. Thank you for all you have done to make this a safer place. As a retired Command Sergeant Major I want to thank you. You have made the ultimate sacrifice in so many ways for me and so many other people. Thank you Sir.

Command Sergeant Major Green

July 16, 2019

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