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.


  • 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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Officer White,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 27, 2019

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