Patrolman Robert Randall East

Patrolman Robert Randall East

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, December 21, 1972

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Robert Randall East

Patrolman East succumbed to injuries sustained a week earlier in an automobile accident during a pursuit in Raleigh at US-1 and US-401.

He was pursuing a vehicle when he struck a bridge abutment, suffering major injuries. He was rushed to North Carolina Hospital where his left leg was amputated.

Patrolman East was a U.S Army veteran of WWII and had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 13, 1972

vehicle pursuit

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Rest in peace Patrolman East.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 7, 2019

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