Patrolman Robert Fitzpatrick

Patrolman Robert Fitzpatrick

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, November 21, 1921

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Robert Fitzpatrick

Patrolman Robert Fitzpatrick was shot and killed near the intersection of South Hydraulic Avenue and East Harry Street while attempting to arrest members of a local gang who were responsible for the murder of Officer A. L. Young three weeks earlier.

As Patrolman Fitzpatrick and his partner looked inside of the vehicle the leader of the gang sped off as one of the other gang members shot Patrolman Fitzpatrick. The gang was also responsible for the murder of Detective Charles Hoffman three days later.

The suspect was shot and killed by another officer after murdering Detective Charles Hoffman.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Patrolman Fitzpatrick.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 7, 2021

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