Sergeant Robert D. Ward

Sergeant Robert D. Ward

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, May 15, 1969

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Robert D. Ward

Sergeant Ward was killed when suspects in a stolen vehicle rammed his patrol car. Sergeant Ward and two other officers were on patrol in the Sergeant's vehicle when they heard a vehicle pursuit. They proceeded to the area and spotted the suspect's vehicle. The suspect's vehicle swerved into the patrol car's lane and the vehicles collided head on. The two officers with Sergeant Ward were injured and Sergeant Ward was killed. One suspect also died and the other was arrested.

Sergeant Ward had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for 16 years and is survived by his three children.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender One died; one arrested

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Sgt. Ward,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seattle. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 15, 2019

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