Trooper Robert Louis Loder, Jr.

Trooper Robert Louis Loder, Jr.

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, January 31, 1954

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Robert Louis Loder, Jr.

Trooper Robert Loder was killed in an automobile crash while pursing another vehicle on Route 1, in Ashland, at approximately 4:00 pm.

Another vehicle entered the highway from a side road, causing Trooper Loder to swerve. His vehicle overturned several times and he was ejected. He was transported to the Medical College of Virginia, in Richmond, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the vehicle that pulled in front of him was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Trooper Loder had served with the Virginia State Police for only 27 days. He was a veteran of the Korean War and recipient of three Bronze Stars. He was survived by his wife and parents.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge 495
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit

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Thank you for the contact. I would love to talk you but was unable to find your number. FYI- this years Memorial Service will be a special one for your dad. It's the 60th anniversary of his death and they will pull
his portrait out of the gallery and it will be up front during the service with a special dedication for him. I would be honored if you could attend. It will be in May. I'll let you know the exact date when I find it out.

Officer Edward J Douglas -Retired
Norfolk VA Police Department-Cousin

February 9, 2014

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