Sergeant Robert A. Lally

Sergeant Robert A. Lally

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, December 8, 1975

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Robert A. Lally

Sergeant Robert Lally was shot and killed by a store owner who mistook him for a burglar while checking doors to businesses.

The man was sentenced to ten year for involuntary manslaughter but was paroled after only one year.

Sergeant Lally had served with the agency for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and two children and is buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge S114

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled after one year

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant Robert A. Lally of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 85 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 8, 2021

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