Patrol Officer Robert A. Burgess

Patrol Officer Robert A. Burgess

Cheektowaga Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, July 1, 1977

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Robert A. Burgess

Officer Burgess was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man for disorderly conduct in a drug store.

Officer Robert Burgess was fatally shot at Sattler’s Drugs Store on William Street by a suspect who had gained control of another officers’ revolver in a struggle and fired six shots, one striking Officer Burgess in the chest.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and attempted murder and sentenced to 8 to 30 years. He was paroled September 19, 1989.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1989

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Godspeed all first Responders.
Dangerous job. And I send prayers and Godspeed they all get home safely..

Donald M Fisher

May 2, 2021

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