Chief of Police Robert Sidney Wallis

Chief of Police Robert Sidney Wallis

Albany Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, January 24, 1928

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Robert Sidney Wallis

Chief Robert Wallis was shot and killed by a former police officer who he had fired for stealing cigars while on duty.

The killer had gone to the city hall and exchanged pleasantries with the chief and the desk sergeant. When Chief Wallis excused himself from the room, the killer followed him and produced a gun. As the two struggled over the gun, Chief Wallis was shot, fatally.

The killer then committed suicide.

Chief Wallis had served with the Albany Police Department for 7 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and three sons.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge CHIEF

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace Chief of Police Wallis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 31, 2019

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