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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Robert, I remember you often and always will. You were then and are today, a legend in the most positive way. You represented the profession and the department extraordinarily well and left a void that will never be filled . For all who read this, you were amazing , loved and respected. God bless your soul.......Richard

Richard A. Smith, former Detective,
Columbus Police Department

June 14, 2017

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