Officer Robert Lyle Hawk

Officer Robert Lyle Hawk

Tempe Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 1988

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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Officer Hawk,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tempe. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 24, 2018

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