Detective Robert Roy Aldridge

Detective Robert Roy Aldridge

East St. Louis Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, January 11, 1919

Robert Roy Aldridge

Detective Robert Aldridge died from wounds suffered six weeks earlier after being shot while investigating an armed robbery.

Two subjects had robbed a local tavern, leaving the victims standing at the bar with their hands in the air as they escaped out of the front door. The tavern owner and a customer ran after the robbers, engaging in a gunbattle in the street. Detective Aldridge was exiting another tavern to investigate the incident when he was shot in the leg. Detective Aldridge believed he was accidentally shot by the tavern owner who felt Detective Aldridge was struck by the fleeing suspects.

Detective Aldridge succumbed to his wounds six weeks later.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, November 29, 1918
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 100th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 11, 2019

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