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 miss my uncle bunky he is the brother of my dad leon e perkins whom I miss dearly too. I miss the times when you’d come over to the house on lunch break or maybe just getting off work to come visit us, you would still have on your uniform. You always came and gave each of us some money just because. I miss that big bright smile. I’m sure you’re looking down on your children my cousin Ramona and Renee and your grandson DeAndre proudly they are doing well. Continue to rest well Uncle Bunky.

Gwendolyn Perkins

February 5, 2018

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