Trooper Robin Lee Farmer

Trooper Robin Lee Farmer

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, September 3, 1981

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Robin Lee Farmer

Trooper Robin Farmer was killed in an automobile crash on Route 639, near Chance Place, during a vehicle pursuit in Caroline County.

He and another trooper were working a driver's license check detail when a suspect fled with the other trooper in pursuit. Trooper Farmer was attempting to overtake the pursuit when his patrol car collided with an oncoming vehicle.

The driver who fled was convicted of driving on a suspended license.

Trooper Farmer had served with the Virginia State Police for five years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 866

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted

automobile accident, vehicle crash, vehicle pursuit

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I knew of Robin and I knew his brother Ralph well while I resided in Danville, VA. Robin you are well remembered for your service and sacrifice by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ralph best to you as well brother.

Jeff Rodgers
Danville Lifesaving Crew

September 1, 2022

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