Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bests in:
 • Fort Lincoln Cemetery
 • Brentwood
 • Prince George's County
 • Maryland
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Robert Keith Best
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Apr. 2, 1958
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1982
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA

Officer Robert K. Best was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.

Date of Death: December 15, 1982
Rank: Officer
Age: 24
Years of Service: 1
Location of Death: Branch Avenue, Prince George's County, Suitland, Maryland

Officer Best and his partner were working in plain-clothes when they observed a stolen auto and pursued it into Maryland. When the suspects bailed out, one was caught by Officer Best's partner while Officer Best chased the other behind an apartment building. As Officer Best rounded the corner of the building, the suspect put a gun to his head and fired. The first shot missed, but as Officer Best fell, he was shot twice in the back.

The suspect, Vincent Alexander Dark, of the District was shot and killed minutes later by members of the Metropolitan Police Department. The other suspect, Marvin C. Wilson was charged in Prince George's County Maryland with several offenses including theft of the stolen auto and weapons violations.

Officer Best was survived by his mother, Vedie Jones, his father, James Best, and his three brothers, David, Byron and Darren. Funeral services were provided by Stewart Funeral Home, 4001 Benning Road NE, and his funeral was at Covenant Baptist Church, 3845 South Capitol Street SW. Officer Best was interred at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
Fort Lincoln Cemetery
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Garden of the Good Shepherd Section, Block 25, Grave 391
Created by: John Rentz
Record added: Feb 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18095842
Robert Keith Best
Added by: Gdino
Robert Keith Best
Added by: Gdino
Robert Keith Best
Added by: Gdino
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
 Added: Jan. 28, 2017

- John Rentz
 Added: Mar. 5, 2016

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service