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 Robert Eugene Ake

Robert Eugene Ake

Birth
Oklahoma, USA
Death 18 Sep 1972 (aged 28)
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Orion, Major County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 93864204 · View Source
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Married 12-14-1963
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Trooper Gene Ake #240 who was killed in the line of duty on this day in 1972. Trooper Ake had joined the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in 1970.

Trooper Ake made a traffic contact at Northeast 36th and Westminster near Spencer, Oklahoma just east of Oklahoma City. As Trooper Ake interrogated one passenger, a nineteen year-old man grabbed the Trooper's pistol and shot him twice.

After a massive investigation over several months, the nineteen-year-old was identified by a friend who said he was present at the time of the murder. The suspect was convicted in the murder and sentenced to life in prison where he remains in custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Trooper Ake is memorialized on the wall of the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. and on the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial Wall. His picture still hangs in the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy facility.


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  • Created by: Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell
  • Added: 19 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93864204
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Eugene Ake (14 Jun 1944–18 Sep 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93864204, citing Orion Cemetery, Orion, Major County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell (contributor 47250521) .