Conservation Officer Robert C. Banker

Conservation Officer Robert C. Banker

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, March 19, 1987

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Robert C. Banker

Conservation Officer Bob Banker was shot and killed after issuing a man a citation for fishing without a license on the spillway of Lacy Lake in Christian County.

As Officer Banker began walking away the subject called out to him and then shot him in the chest with a .22 caliber rifle. As the subject continued shooting him as he lay on the ground a citizen attempted to the distract the man and was also shot at. The subject fled the scene but was arrested a short time later.

The man was convicted of Officer Banker's murder and sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Officer Banker was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for two years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 108
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 22 years

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Rest in peace Conservation Officer Banker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2019

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