Patrolman Robert Latta

Patrolman Robert Latta

Camden Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, January 24, 1919

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Robert Latta

Patrolman Latta was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance in which a husband was attempting to kill his wife. Patrolman Latta was shot by the man when he arrived at the scene. The suspect was then shot and wounded by several citizens and taken into custody. The suspect died in jail from his wounds days later.

Patrolman Latta had been in law enforcement for 30 years and was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and sister.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Officer Robert Latta is hereby remembered for his service on the 100th anniversary of his EOW. May he be remembered by his family as a man who served with honor in the Thin Blue Line.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

January 24, 2019

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