Trooper Robert Fulton Giles

Trooper Robert Fulton Giles

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, July 23, 1954

Robert Fulton Giles

Trooper Robert Giles was shot and killed as he and a police officer attempted to break up a fight between two men outside a cafe in Coeburn, Virginia. When Trooper Giles pistol fell out of its holster one of then men picked it up and shot him.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 561

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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My name is Jack Rutter, I now live in Blountville, Tn.

I just learned that , during my Five(5) year tenure as a State Police Tropper, I wore Badge No. 561, the same one Tropper Giles carried

State Police Trooper

March 8, 2014

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