Officer Robert Pitts

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End of Watch: Fri, May 4th, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 16 years
Age: 45


Officers of the Terre Haute Police Department had initiated a homicide investigation earlier in the day on 18th Street in Terre Haute. The investigation led them to the Garden Quarter apartments to which they arrived at approximately 6:30 P.M. As Officer Pitts and another officer approached the apartment building, an individual began shooting at them from a second-story window with a rifle. Officers returned fire, but Officer Pitts was mortally wounded by one of the first shots. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. The suspect was later found dead in the apartment.


Terre Haute Police Department Patch
1211 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807
(812) 238-1661
Chief Shawn Keen


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Officer Robert Pitts
Left by James Ferguson on Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Sending my heartfelt condolences to the Pitts family, th police dept and community. Fly high and thank you for your service