Court Officer Robert J. Silver

Court Officer Robert J. Silver

St. Clair County 72nd District Court, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, December 28, 2023

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Robert J. Silver

Court Officer Bob Silver was shot and killed while serving an eviction notice in the 6100 block of Genaw Road in Clay Township.

Officers from the Clay Township Police Department were dispatched to the address to locate Officer Silver after court staff were unable to reach him for several hours. They located his body on the property suffering from gunshot wounds.

The tenant at the home barricaded himself inside of the home for a short time before being taken into custody. The man was charged with murder.

Officer Silver had served with the St. Clair County 72nd District Court for 35 years.


  • Age 66
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

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Javier Cornejo
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City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 7, 2024

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