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 Newport Beach Police Department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

Bio

  • 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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I just retired from Long Beach PD after starting in Sept of ‘94. Yours was my first funeral and it impacted me.
One of our officers ( John Greet) wrote a poem which was read at your service.
I still think about you and the love that was shown for you that day.
Lots of love to your family Sir and thank-you for your service.
You are not forgotten ✝️
Officer Mary ( Zanotti) Covarubias
Long Beach Police Ret.

Officer Mary Covarubias
Long Beach Police Department

March 8, 2022

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