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 at 1:00 am 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 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 during his struggle and murder of Detective Charles Hoffman.

Patrolman Fitzpatrick was a United States Army Medical Corps World War I veteran. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

arrest attempt

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Patrolman Fitzpatrick,
On today, the 102nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I.


United States Border Patrol

November 21, 2023

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