Officer Robert Joseph Henry

Officer Robert Joseph Henry

Newport Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, April 13, 1995

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Robert Joseph Henry

Officer Bob Henry succumbed to gunshot wounds received on March 12, 1995, while checking on a drunk suspect.

The suspect gave Officer Henry a military ID card and then opened fire with a handgun he had concealed underneath his shirt, striking Officer Henry.

The suspect then shot and killed himself.

Officer Henry remained in a coma until succumbing to his wounds one month later.

Officer Henry had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 12, 1995
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Hey Bob-O... We just laid Mr. Berger to rest at Holy Sepulcher and of course we had to go say hi. Kathy, Erik, Patty and Mark were there too. You are in such a nice spot to visit. Crazy how its been 24 years since the tragedy. You overcame this world to be with our Lord in Paradise. My friend once told me that time in heaven doesn't exist. We grieve and miss with hearts broken in slow motion. You will blink and we will be together. I love you my friend.....say hi to my mom and dad for me.

Sheila McHeny
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July 31, 2019

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