Birth: July 28, 1948
Death: January 31, 1978
Robert Jackson died on January 31, 1978 in Dothan, Alabama. He was born July 28, 1948 in Headland, Alabama.
Robert Jackson was a Sergeant for the Dothan City Police Force in Alabama. He served for 7 years, dying in the line of duty at age 29. Sgt. Jackson was assassinated in the driveway of his home as he got out of his car. He had been assigned to the Narcotics Division and it was believed he was murdered because of his work in arresting drug dealers, trying to make a difference in the community. The suspects never were identified, and the case remains open.
Sgt. Jackson was survived by his wife and children.
Sergeant Robert Jackson was assassinated in the driveway of his home as he got out of his car at 2200 hours.
He was assigned to the narcotics division and it is believed he was murdered because of his work in arresting drug dealers. The suspects were never identified and the case remains open. Sergeant Jackson had been a member of the Dothan Police Department for almost seven years, and is survived by his wife and children.
The Dothan Eagle
Debbie Ingram – May 16, 2009
Robert Jackson, a narcotics officer gunned down in his driveway on Jan. 31, 1978.