Detective Robert W. Wallis

Detective Robert W. Wallis

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Tuesday, February 9, 1988

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Robert W. Wallis

Detective Robert Wallis was killed when he was struck by a man fleeing other officers. Detective Wallis and his partner were in an unmarked cruiser monitoring the chase of a suspect who had just committed an armed robbery. The suspect was driving northbound on Tennyson Street directly towards their unmarked cruiser at West 48th Avenue and Tennyson Street. The two detectives attempted to escape their vehicle but Detective Wallis was struck by the suspect as he attempted to run across the street. The suspect was later shot and killed by other officers.

Detective Wallis had been with the agency for over 20 years and was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, sister and a 5-day-old granddaughter.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 67-20

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Shot and killed

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You were one of the officers I wrote an essay on for national Police Week. It was one about how police can be heroes as well. Thank you for your sacrifice. My essay was on why defunding the police is not a good idea.

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