Sergeant Robert John Barlow

Sergeant Robert John Barlow

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, April 23, 1978

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Robert John Barlow

Sergeant Robert Barlow died after suffering a heart attack.

He was assigned to Memorial Stadium on opening day for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team and engaged in numerous stressful and physically exhausting activities throughout the day, including carrying a stroke victim to medical personnel. Sergeant Barlow suffered a heart attack approximately one hour after getting off duty.

Sergeant Barlow had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Daddy, it is hard to believe it has been 42 years since you were taken from us. The events of that day are as fresh today as they were then. You were and always will be my hero and I was blessed to be able to call you Daddy if only for 12 short years. Rest High Daddy and continue to guard the gates of Heaven. Until we meet again, I love you with all my heart.

Cathy Barlow-Corbin

April 23, 2020

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