Detective Joel Michael Robertson

Detective Joel Michael Robertson

Charleston County Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, May 4, 1978

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Joel Michael Robertson

Detective Joel Robertson was killed when his department vehicle was struck head-on by another vehicle on Highway 17 in the Whitehall Terrace section of Mount Pleasant.

The driver of the other vehicle was also killed in the crash.

Detective Robertson had served with the Charleston County Police Department for four years and was assigned to the Warrants Division. He had previously served with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by five siblings, stepfather, and grandmother.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 7, 2020

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