Police Officer Robert Buitrago

Police Officer Robert BuitragoBiographical Information

  • Age: 23
  • Tour of Duty: 6 months
  • End of Watch: Saturday, January 15, 1994

Incident Details

  • Cause of Death: Gunfire
  • Date of Incident: Saturday, January 15, 1994
  • Weapon Used: Handgun
  • Suspect Information: 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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