Officer Robert Lyle Hawk

Officer Robert Lyle Hawk

Tempe Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 1988

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Robert Lyle Hawk

Officer Robert Hawk was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while conducting a traffic stop on the Superstition Freeway.

He was struck as he returned to his vehicle after talking with the driver of the vehicle he had stopped.

Officer Hawk had served with the Tempe Police Department for 18 months. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 241

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Suspect turned himself in

hit and run, traffic stop

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I worked with Bob before he was a Officer.
He will always be one of the finest men I have or will ever meet in this life.
His values and morals are to be never in question as he lived his life helping those in need.
He was always fair and heard both sides of a story .
He was always humble yet confident and his smile infectious.
His jokes would have you rolling and never a bad word about anyone left his lips as long as I knew him.
He loved his family and friends without question.
And he loved his fellow Officers as brothers .
He still is the personification of a true Policeman in every way.
He honored the uniform and his oath with all that he was.
He loved his community and served them with humility and love.
I'll see you when I see you Bob.
God Speed and I hope Gods peace and blessings for his family and fellow brothers in blue.
Love you Bob...I wouldn't be alive today if it hasn't been for you.
I hope I made you proud.

Norman Egolf
Loss Prevention Officer, Smitty's Grocery Stores

January 10, 2019

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