Patrolman Robert William Zimmerman

Patrolman Robert William Zimmerman

Baltimore County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, November 14, 1986

Robert William Zimmerman

Patrolman Robert Zimmerman succumbed to injuries received nine days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle in the 600 block of Edmondson Avenue during a period of heavy rain.

He had parked his cruiser on the street and proceded to cross to the opposite side to conduct checks on local businesses. While standing on the double yellow lines in the roadway he was struck by a truck and knocked into the path of an oncoming car. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries nine days later after never regaining consciousness.

Patrolman Zimmerman had received five departmental citations and had been named Officer of the Year by a civic association before the accident.

Patrolman Zimmerman was a U.S. Army veteran and had served as a military police officer for three years. He had served with the Baltimore County Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 5, 1986

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss Bob.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 13, 2009

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