Saturday Marks Anniversary Of Fallen Greensboro Police Officer

10:44 AM, Nov 19, 2013   |    comments
Courtesy Greensboro Police Department.
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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. 

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