Policeman Robert R. Christensen

Policeman Robert R. Christensen

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, October 14, 1957

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Robert R. Christensen

Policeman Christensen was shot and killed by a sex offender he was attempting to arrest at Union Station. The man snatched Policeman Christensen's revolver from his holster and shot him four times. Six hours later two policemen shot and killed the suspect when he ran after being ordered to stop.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3890

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Robert Christensen was my Dad. I was 10 and my sister 11 when he was killed. We were so blessed to have him in our lives even for such a very short time. It is hard to believe it has been 63 years since his death. He was a very special person, is deeply missed and will be forever loved.

My thanks and prayers go out to all the officers of the LAPD. May God bless you and keep you safe always.

Patricia Garczynski

October 14, 2020

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