Colonel Robert G. Black

Photo of Colonel Robert G. Black
End of Watch: Thu, Feb 20th, 1997
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 8 years
Age: 40


Colonel Robert Black and Sergeant Bryan Northern were shot while working security at an apartment complex.

The two officers had chased a man to an apartment after he caused a disturbance in the parking lot. They knocked on the door and announced themselves when they were shot by a man, completely unrelated to the man they were chasing. It was later discovered that the man who shot the officers was currently wanted on other warrants.

At 1105 hours, Colonel Black died from his injuries and Sergeant Northern succumbed to his wounds on March 23, 1997. The suspect who killed both officers was apprehended two days later.


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Colonel Robert G. Black
Left by Robin Black on Monday, February 20th, 2012

On February 19, 1997 Col. Robert George Black was shot while on duty. On February 20, 1997 Col. Robert George Black passed away. My brother, my mentor, my friend went to be with the Lord. Robert's spirit lives in our hearts, memories, and prayers. May God Bless his spirit with Love. May God continue to Bless our Family with Love, Wisdom, Peace, and Understanding. My brother has joined our parents Richard and Rachel Black, our eldest sister Rachel Veronica, and two nephews Randy and Reginald in Heaven. Our Family will never ever forget the wonderful memories of our beloved Brother.