FBI asks for tips, help finding cop killers

In recognition of Police Week, the FBI is highlighting eight cases that left six officers dead and three wounded


By PoliceOne Staff

WASHINGTON  — This Police Week, the FBI is asking for tips or any help finding those responsible for the deaths of law enforcement officers.

The FBI is highlighting eight cases that left six officers dead and three wounded. The cases date back as far as 1971 and as recently as 2013. 

Either the perpetrators are unknown or the suspects and those convicted of the crimes have escaped or evaded capture.

One of the cases focuses on New Mexico State Police Patrolman Robert Rosenbloom who was fatally wounded on November 8, 1971 after he stopped a car with three suspects: Michael Finney, Ralph Goodwin and Charlie Hill. The men fled after shooting Rosenbloom and emerged weeks later to allegedly hijack a truck and plane that took them to Cuba. The FBI is still searching for Hill who is believed to live in Cuba. Finney and Goodwin are believed to be dead.

Among other cases, authorities are still searching to find information on the 2013 unsolved murder of Officer Jason Ellis from Kentucky and the 2006 death of Sacramento Deputy Jeffrey Mitchell.

On May 15, law enforcement will come together at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service to remember officers who lost their lives while serving their communities as one of the events during Police Week.

“During Police Week, we honor the memory of those we have lost and intensify our commitment to bring to justice those responsible for killing or injuring members of the law enforcement community,” said FBI Executive Assistant Director Amy Hess. “It is imperative that we continue all efforts to find—and ultimately hold accountable—those fugitives. We are hopeful the focused attention to these cases will generate new tips for the FBI and our partners.”

Find the full list of unsolved cases on the FBI’s website.

Anyone with information on any of the cases is asked contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or submit tips online at tips.fbi.gov.

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