Parole Officer Robert A. White

Parole Officer Robert A. White

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, April 27, 1979

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Robert A. White

Parole Officer Robert White was shot and killed while conducting a surveillance operation on a parolee in Cleveland.

Three men attempted to rob him in the parking lot of a Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority complex at 2202 East 30th Street. The subjects disarmed him and shot him with his own revolver.

Officer White was a United States Navy veteran and had served with the Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for one year after retiring from the Cleveland Police Department with 25 years of service. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

robbery, surveillance

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As part of the Greater Cleveland Police Officers Memorial Society, each year during Police Week we place grave markers at the top of the tombstones of Officers who have been killed in the line of duty. We do this in an effort to keep our promise to "Never Forget."

I was assigned this Officer during Police Week 2024.

Once the grave marker was placed, I placed a US Flag and a Great Cleveland Police Officers Memorial Society Flag in the marker, took a moment of silence, and then said a prayer.

After Police Week, I went back to retrieve the marker and flags and secured them for next years Police Week. A penny was placed upon his tombstone.

Sergeant Todd James Vogler
US Dept. Of Veterans Affairs

May 20, 2024

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