Trooper Robert Elvin Caldwell

Trooper Robert Elvin Caldwell

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, June 17, 1948

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Robert Elvin Caldwell

Trooper Robert Caldwell was killed in an automobile crash at the intersection of 39th Street and Chestnut Avenue, in Newport News, while in pursuit of a traffic violator.

Another vehicle pulled out of a service station and into Trooper Caldwell's path, causing a collision. Trooper Caldwell's partner was seriously injured in the accident and two occupants of the other vehicle were also killed.

Trooper Caldwell was a WWII veteran and had served with the Virginia State Police for 18 months.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace Trooper Caldwell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 11, 2020

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