P.O. Michael A. Robbins #4203

Name:

Robbins, Michael A.

Star:

4203

Memorial Panel #:

24

Rank:

Police Officer

District / Unit:

003 District

End of Watch:

13 September 2008

Incident Details:

Police Officer Michael Robbins, 57, was an 8-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 003 District. On September 13, 2008, Officer Robbins succumbed to complications from injuries he had sustained in the line of duty 14-years earlier. On September 10, 1994, Officer Robbins and his partner, Talmatch Jackson, 35, responded to a shots fired call. The officers were in their squad car when Claudius McGee shot them through their open car window. Officer Robbins was shot eleven times and Officer Jackson was shot four times. Both officers survived the incident, but sustained permanent injuries. Despite Officer Robbins wearing his bullet proof vest, three of the bullets were permanently lodged into his heart. Officer Robbins was on medical leave for the remainder of his career. He became a community activist. Christopher McGee, 22, was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder. He was sentenced to 120 years in prison. Officer Robbins’ funeral mass was held at St. Columbanus Catholic Church. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Robbins Miles; sons, Michael Anthony Robbins Jr., and Michael Christopher Keith Threlkeld; stepson, Lawrence A. Willis; a brother, Robert Bradley; and grandchildren. He was a Vietnam Veteran.