Police Officer Robert R. Wiley

Police Officer Robert R. Wiley

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, July 30, 1916

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Robert R. Wiley

Police Officer Robert Wiley and Sergeant John Weedin were shot and killed after being flagged down by a citizen who had just been accosted by a man with a gun near 2128 Westlake Avenue.

Officer Wiley exited his vehicle and approached the man, who produced a handgun, shooting him and Sergeant Weedin. Officer Wiley was able to return fire killing the suspect. Sergeant Weedin died upon arrival at the hospital and Officer Wiley died a week later from his wounds.

Officer Wiley had served with the Seattle Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, child, parents, and brother. He is buried in Kirkland Cemetery, Kirkland, Washington.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, July 24, 1916
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

weapons violation

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Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 24, 2020

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