Officer John Wyndell Robinson

Officer John Wyndell Robinson

Los Angeles County Safety Police, California

End of Watch Wednesday, December 24, 1980

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John Wyndell Robinson

Officer John Robinson was stabbed to death while conducting checks in the Department of Public Services office at 813 E 4th Place, in downtown Los Angeles.

He was checking one of the restrooms when he was attacked by two welfare recipients and stabbed twice. He was able to shoot one of the men while the other fled.

Officer Robinson succumbed to his wounds as he was being transported to a local hospital.

Officer Robinson was slain the day before his 55th birthday.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Robinson,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 24, 2020

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