Courtesy Greensboro Police Department.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Saturday will mark the 21st anniversary of a Greensboro police officer killed in the line of duty.
Officer Porter Robinson died Nov. 23, 1992. He was 24 years old.
The Greensboro Police Department posted a photo on Facebook of Deputy Chief Harold Scott (retired) and Robinson's mother placing a wreath beside his headstone. GPD says officers visit Robinson's family members and Robinson's grave every year around the anniversary of his death.
Robinson was trying to stop a stolen car at West Market Street and Edwardia Drive. GPD says the suspects crashed into a guardrail while trying to go around a sharp curve. Robinson's cruiser crashed head-on into a tree.
He died later from his injuries. Police arrested the suspects after they ran from the vehicle.
Robinson is one of 10 Greensboro police officers to die while serving.