Sergeant Robert Jackson

Sergeant Robert Jackson

Dothan Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, January 31, 1978

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Robert Jackson

Sergeant Robert Jackson was assassinated in the driveway of his home as he got out of his car at 2200 hours.

He was assigned to the narcotics division and it is believed he was murdered because of his work in arresting drug dealers. The suspects were never identified and the case remains open.
Sergeant Jackson had been a member of the Dothan Police Department for almost seven years, and is survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Never identified

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Robert Jackson, he was my 3rd shift patrol fellow police officer, and friend. Robert, was assassinated by a 12 gauge sawed off double barrel's simultaneous blasting of double ought shot pellets into his upper torso at near point blank range in front of his wife and two small children. Robert, would survive just long enough for his wife to pick his head and shoulders up off the cold wet ground, holding him in her blood soaking lap and arms. Robert, in his fleeting moments ask that his wife turn him away from their children watching him as he died; his wife did so as she could tell by then he had died. Alabama Law Enforcement Police Narcotics Detective Sergeant Robert Jackson doing nothing more or less than his sworn duties in the upholding of laws himself became a victim because of him crossing that invisible line out of his side of town into an arena involving financial powers, political influences, and/or in your face out right corruptions. After burial, there were never any professional investigative measures to solve his case; why, because it was solved the morning of day he awoke, and went to work. Even the state's offered $10,000.00 reward was manipulated afterwards that the public would never have any knowledge of same. And even more troubling, with exception of a unique few, labeled as crazy nuts, etc. to discredit them, nobody in any official capacities has ever given a damn about this police officer, nor his widow and two children. Not one individual in their official capacities in local, state, and federal governments has even made a courtesy visit, a compassionate phone call, never sent any types of seasonal cards, or letters of condolences. I ask myself all to often, where else within these United States has such occurred, especially when involving a law enforcement officer, in the line of duty; has been required to beg for answers for way too long. "The Thin Blue Line".

Motorcycle Officer, Wykle Williams Jr
Former Fellow Officer and Friend, Dothan Police Department

August 2, 2020

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