Police Officer Robert Buitrago

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Police Officer Robert Buitrago


End of Watch: Saturday, January 15, 1994

police officer buitragoBiographical Information
Age: 23
Tour of Duty: 6 months

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, January 15, 1994
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life

Incident Description
Officer Buitrago was shot and killed while attempting to stop a robbery at a grocery store where he was shopping, despite being unarmed.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Buitrago had served with the agency for only 6 months.

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