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, Ohio.

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 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 child.

Bio

  • 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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Parole Officer Robert A. White of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 27, 2021

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