Corporal Robert Whittington Klein

Corporal Robert Whittington Klein

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, October 15, 1984

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Robert Whittington Klein

Corporal Robert Klein was shot and killed by an escaped convict.

The killer was convicted of Corporal Klein's murder and sentenced to death; he was executed on May 7, 1992.

Corporal Klein had served with the Arkansas State Police for 12 years and is survived by his wife, three sons, and a brother.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 73

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Although I was not alive when this tragedy happened I have grown to know one of your sons, he is an outstanding man and a great friend. I know your looking down on him and the rest of your family and are proud of what these men have become. Thank you for your service and may you forever Rest In Peace.

Dep. “The Kid”
Former PCSO deputy

March 26, 2020

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