Acting Chief of Police
Robert R. Randolph
Mount Vernon Police Department
Sunday, May 27, 1934

Age: 63
Served: 25 years
Badge #:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, May 27, 1934
05:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
College Street between 2nd and Water streets, Mount Vernon
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Killed by police
Burial Place:
Bellefontaine Cemetery, Mount Vernon

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   Acting Chief of Police Robert Randolph was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an intoxicated man.

   He had ordered the subject to go home earlier in the day and while riding with the police chief, who was off-duty and on leave due to an injury, he again observed the man staggering while walking in the street.

   As the suspect was being placing under arrest and searched, he produced a handgun and suddenly fired three times. Acting Chief Randolph was struck in the leg and died three hours later at his residence.

   The 33-year-old man was struck in the head by return gunfire and killed.

   Acting Chief of Police Randolph was survived by his wife and son.

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This officer, discovered in 2023, has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund by the Mount Vernon Police Department.

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