Police Officer Robert T. Fike

Police Officer Robert T. Fike

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, January 8, 1986

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Robert T. Fike

Officer Robert Fike was shot and killed by a suspect while standing next to his patrol car at 1111 East Indian School Road. Two citizens found him after the shooting and used his radio to call for help. A suspect, who had committed an armed robbery just before Officer Fike's murder, was arrested seven weeks later and charged with murder and armed robbery.

The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Fike was a former Officer of the Year and had been employed with the Phoenix Police Department for ten years. He is survived by his wife and two young sons.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 3281

Incident Details

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


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I remember this tragedy so many years ago while I lived in an apartment complex just a little north off 7th street. I was profoundly saddened that someone would murder a police officer, and so close to the place we called home.

Today, I was sitting at my PC and his name came to mind as it has so many times over the years. I do hope his wife and two sons have been able to cope.

Chaplain Michael Carter
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

October 22, 2019

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