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Last Updated: 2009-08-20


Officer Robert D. Austin
End of Watch: Monday, April 11, 1898


Officer Robert D. Austin

Biographical information


Age:

40

Tour of Duty:

Not available

Badge number:

Not available


Incident Details


Cause of Death:

Gunfire

Date of Incident:

Monday, April 11, 1898

Weapon Used:

Gun; Unknown type

Suspect Info:

Never apprehended


Circumstances


Officer Austin was shot and killed while on patrol in Richmond's business district. He encountered two suspects burglarizing a business and Fifth and Broad Streets and was shot when he took action. The two suspects were never apprehended.

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