Conservation Officer
Robert Shepherd Perkins
Indiana Department of Conservation
Tuesday, May 27, 1958

Age: 39
Served: 9 years
Badge #:
Panel 10E, Line 23
Panel L5, Line 10

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, May 27, 1958
05:15 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:

Incident County:
Hamilton
Incident Township:

Weapon Used:

Suspect Disposition:

Burial Place:
Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon

   Conservation Officer Robert Perkins was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle on a rural road in Hamilton County.

   His entire family was in the car at the time of the accident. Their car was dragged several feet before it rolled several times and landed upside down, pinning him partially outside the car.

   Conservation Officer Perkins was transported to Indianapolis where he was treated for multiple injuries and died later that day. His wife and one daughter were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries. They had been living on a conservation farm in Boone County and had been asked to relocate, so were in the process of looking for a new home.

   Conservation Officer Perkins was survived by his wife and four daughters. He was preceded in death by his 2-year-old son in 1953.

Military Service


United States Army


The responsibilities of the Indiana Department of Conservation (1919–1965) are now under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.


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