Senior Patrol Officer Dick Vernon Hobson, Jr.

Senior Patrol Officer Dick Vernon Hobson, Jr.

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, June 10, 1996

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Dick Vernon Hobson, Jr.

Officer Dick Hobson was shot and killed and his partner was shot and wounded after responding to the scene of a robbery. Both officers were in the same patrol car and gave pursuit of a man down an alley. When they couldn't find the suspect they exited the vehicle and entered the alley on foot.

As they continued their search, the suspect jumped out from behind a bush and shot at the officers with a 20 gauge shotgun. Officer Hobson, who was not wearing a vest, was struck in the chest and killed. His partner was struck in the leg.

Other officers who had responded to the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Hobson had served with the agency for 18 years. He is survived by his two young children. Dino, Officer Hobson's canine, was retired and given to his family.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 20 gauge
  • Offender Shot and killed by other officers

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You are not forgotten Officer Hobson. I remember the night you were taken from this earth. Your sacrifice hit a cord with me. You are the reason I got into Law Enforcement in the first place. Rest easy Officer Hobson on the 23rd anniversary of your death you are remembered.

J Youngmark
MN State Patrol Capitol Security Division

June 10, 2019

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