Hero Down: Terre Haute Offficer Rob Pitts Murdered - His Killer Destroyed

The murdered Terre Haute, Indiana police officer has been identified as Rob Pitts.

Terre Haute, IN - Terre Haute Police Officer Rob Pitts was murdered Friday night, and authorities have now announced that his killer is also dead.

The incident started as Officer Pitts was working with three other officers on a homicide investigation that occurred earlier in the day on South 18th Street, according to Tribune Star.

The officers were investigating a lead at The Garden Quarter apartments at around 6:30 p.m.

As the officers approached the apartments, the gunman opened fire on them from a second story window. Officers returned fire and Officer Pitts was shot.

Officer Pitts was rushed to Terre Haute Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Doctors later released that he had be killed by a single gunshot wound to the head, according to CBS4.

The suspect was also hit during the gunfight, but barricaded himself inside of the apartment.

At around 9:20 p.m., special response units made entry into the apartment, located the suspect, and called for a medic. The killer died from his gunshot wounds.

Officer Pitts was a 16-year veteran of the Terre Haute Police Department.

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb issued a statement saying, “These tragic events in Terre Haute involving Patrolman Rob Pitts are stunning and heartbreaking. The sorrow Janet and I feel for his family, the Terre Haute Police Department and the Wabash Valley region is beyond words."

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Terre Haute Police Officer Rob Pitts, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Officer Rob Pitts, your life mattered.

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WalterL48
WalterL48

Our deepest condolences to your brothers/sisters and his family.

Old school 26
Old school 26

Rest In Peace brother

Buzz17
Buzz17

Keeping Officer Pitts' family, blood & blue, in our prayers, along with prayers that the bloodshed will end & people will behave like civilized folks again. RIP, Sir! Your life mattered & you will be missed!

Resa
Resa

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND SERVICE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

John-Brown
John-Brown

Rest in peace.

gfc1963
gfc1963

RIP Officer Pitts. At least the scumbag who did is also dead and not living another 30-40 years on death row.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

Officer Pitts may You Rest In Peace. Thank You for your service. May God watch over your family during there time of mourning.

VicG
VicG

Sincere condolences to family and department. Rest in Peace Brother...

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Rest in peace, Officer Pitts.

Lt Retired OCPD
Lt Retired OCPD

I hope this stops soon. It just seems like so many. RIP Officer the watch is covered. 10-7

61mouse
61mouse

Thank you for NOT taking the thug into custody

jiminWV911
jiminWV911

thoughts and prayers for the pitts family and his department from a ex dispatcher in WV

bluedog_2g2
bluedog_2g2

RIP Officer Pitts. Thank you for your service and for making the ultimate sacrifice, on behalf of your community and our nation. Prayers for comfort and strength, for the Pitts family, his co-workers and friends. Thank you good and faithful servant.

BLM-NZ
BLM-NZ

RIP Officer