Correctional Lieutenant Robert C. Geer

Correctional Lieutenant Robert C. Geer

Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, April 7, 1972

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Robert C. Geer

Lieutenant Robert Geer was stabbed to death by a prison inmate he attempted to subdue after the suspect stabbed a fellow inmate at the Oregon State Penitentiary.

On November 23, 1969, the suspect had stabbed another inmate to death at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years. He received an additional 10 years for being in possession of a weapon by a prisoner and an additional five years for escape.

Lieutenant Geer had served with the Oregon Department of Corrections for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

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Bob Geer was not only my fathers co-worker, but also his friend. I was only 5 when this happened, but I remember my folks getting ready to go to his services. I didnt understand what was going on, but I do remember it seemed like something big. Rip Ofc. Geer.

Bill Wenger

July 6, 2019

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