Police Officer Robert H. Perkins

Police Officer Robert H. Perkins

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, March 7, 1992

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Robert H. Perkins

Police Officer Robert Perkins was shot and killed as he was questioning a burglary suspect in front of 6059 South Wabash Avenue.

Officer Perkins observed an individual matching the description of a wanted burglary suspect. As he questioned the subject, the man resisted and a fierce struggle ensued. During the altercation, Officer Perkins suffered two gunshot wounds and died as a result of his injuries.

Officer Perkins' killer was apprehended, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Perkins is survived by his three daughters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 16557

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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I often think about the day my friend was killed, the last few min that we spent together, l have never stopped grieving the loss of Bob. I can still hear that laugh, and him trying to show me how to play the horses.

Eldridge Smith
Retired cpd and friend

March 10, 2020

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