Police Officer Michael Anthony Robbins

Police Officer Michael Anthony Robbins

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, September 13, 2008

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Michael Anthony Robbins

Police Officer Michael Robbins succumbed to complications from gunshot wounds suffered 14 years earlier while responding to a call of shots fired in a neighborhood.

As Officer Robbins and his partner arrived in the 6500 block of South Langley Avenue, a man walked up to their unmarked patrol car and opened fire, striking both officers.

Officer Robbins, who was shot 11 times, had three bullets which remained lodged in his heart. He was found dead in his apartment as a result of those injuries on September 13th, 2008.

Prior to Officer Robbins' death, the 22-year-old suspect was sentenced to 120 years in prison.

Officer Robbins had served with the Chicago Police Department for eight years at the time of the shooting and was assigned to the Grand Crossing District. He was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a recipient of a Bronze Star. Officer Robbins is survived by his daughter, two sons, stepson, two grandchildren, and a brother.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 4203
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 10, 1994
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 120 years

ambush, shots fired call

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To have to endure what you did for 14 years is beyond heroic. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 13, 2020

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