Officer Robert J. Morey

Officer Robert J. Morey

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, August 8, 1958

Robert J. Morey

Officer Robert Morey was shot and killed by a subject he had just arrested for trespassing inside an automobile.

Officer Morey was called on to remove a man from a complainant's vehicle on the corner of Arkansas Street and Mariposa Street. He removed the suspect and placed him in his patrol car. While en route to the Potrero Station house, Officer Morey stopped the car and entered the road with the subject, who had drawn a concealed gun. Officer Morey attempted to grab the gun from the man, but was shot twice and killed.

An off duty officer who happened to be passing by was wounded when a round fired from the suspect's gun passed through his windshield. That officer fired back at the suspect through his windshield, emptying his revolver. As he was reloading the suspect fled into a park, taking Officer Morey's revolver and discarding his own gun. The suspect escaped, but was arrested after an extensive manhunt and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Morey had served with the San Francisco Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife, three children, parents, brothers, and sisters.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 1508

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

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Robert Morey was my Uncle and whenever he showed up at family gatherings at my Grandparents home the gathering took on a larger energy! He was a powerful man with a magnetic personality and I miss him to this day! I will never forget the phone call and my Father's reaction, it was pure anguish! I will always remember you Uncle Bob! I wish I were a child again and you could lift me over your head to give me a momentary thrill!

George Morey Jr.

July 28, 2015

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