Lieutenant Robert C. Atwell

Photo of Lieutenant Robert C. Atwell
End of Watch: Tue, Nov 7th, 1972
Date of Incident: Thu, Nov 2nd, 1972
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 17 years
Age: 38


His wife and two daughters


Lieutenant Atwell was shot shortly after he arrived at a scene to assist another officer during a domestic dispute. He was transported to Marion County General Hospital where he died five days later.

Lieutenant Atwell was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Marion County Sheriff's Office Patch
40 South Alabama Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 327-1700


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