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New Hero Search Dick Vernon Hobson Jr. - Jun. 10, 1996 (25144)

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Tulsa Police Dept. Patch
Resided: OK, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jun. 10, 1996
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 45 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Tulsa Police Dept. - OK
600 Civic Ctr   
Tulsa , OK   74103   USA
(918)586-9222
County: Tulsa
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Senior Patrol Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 18 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: OK   USA   Mon. Jun. 10, 1996
Summary: Officer Dick Hobson was shot and killed and his partner was shot and wounded after responding to the scene of a robbery. Both officers were in the same patrol car and gave pursuit of a man down an alley. When they couldn't find the suspect they exited the vehicle and entered the alley on foot.

As they continued their search, the suspect jumped out from behind a bush and shot at the officers with a 20 gauge shotgun. Officer Hobson, who was not wearing a vest, was struck in the chest and killed. His partner was struck in the leg.

Other officers who had responded to the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Hobson had served with the agency for 18 years. He is survived by his two young children. Dino, Officer Hobson's canine, was retired and given to his family.

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