Officer Robert Fleet

Officer Robert Fleet

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Thursday, August 20, 1874

Robert Fleet

Officer Robert Fleet suffered a fatal heart attack near the intersection of Q Street and 15th Street after running to a police call box to report a fire at approximately 1:20 am.

He was walking his beat when he observed a building on fire. He immediately ran to the nearest call box and reported the alarm, then collapsed. Several citizens located his body at the base of the call box and called for help.

Officer Fleet had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for just under five years and is believed to be the second African American officer hired by the department. He was a member of the Social Lodge of Mason No. 1. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years, 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 148th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

February 14, 2018

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