Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

Robert T. Fike

End of Watch, January 8, 1986

On January 8th, 1986, Officer Fike was shot and killed by an assailant at point blank range as he stood beside his patrol car. Two citizens saw the officer lying in a parking lot beside his car and radioed the police dispatcher for help. Officer Fike had been “Officer of the Year” in the Squaw Peak Precinct in 1982. He was a ten year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department and forty-three years old at the time of his death. Officer Fike was survived by his wife and two young sons.