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- Jun. 06, 1935 -
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Paterson Police Dept. Patch
Resided: NJ, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jun. 06, 1935
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 62 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Paterson Police Dept. - NJ
111 Broadway   
Paterson, NJ   07501   USA
(973)321-1111
County: Passaic
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Detective
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 27 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NY   USA   Thu. Jun. 06, 1935
Summary: Detective Robert Alexander was shot and killed in Warwick, New York, while investigating an armed robbery.

Police had learned that the suspect would be at the post office in Warwick, about 10 minutes from Greenwook Lake, at a certain time. Detective Alexander spotted the suspect, who wore a disguise. He didn't pull his gun as he approached suspect and grabbed the susptect by the upper part of his body. But the suspect had a gun in his coat pocket and fired it three times into Detective Alexander, fatally wounding him. The suspect was killed moments later in a shootout with Paterson officers and state troopers.

Detective Alexander was moved to a nearby hospital where he died a short time later.

Detective Alexander had served with the agency for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and four grandchildren.

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