Policeman Robert Luther Kimsey, Sr.

Policeman Robert Luther Kimsey, Sr.

Rome Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, September 3, 1930

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Robert Luther Kimsey, Sr.

Policeman Robert Kimsey succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was pushed off of a bridge while attempting to arrest a man for fighting several nights earlier.

The man began to struggle with Policeman Kimsey and pushed him from the bridge over Silver Creek. Policeman Kimsey fell 15-feet to the creek below and was knocked unconscious. A boy who witnessed the incident rushed into the creek and held Policeman Kimsey's head out of the water until help arrived. Policeman Kimsey was taken to a local hospital where he died the following day.

The subject who pushed him was arrested and charged with murder.

Policeman Kimsey was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 2, 1930
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged with murder

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