Officer Robert "Robbie" Ingram was born January 27, 1969, in Atlanta, Georgia. Robbie grew up in the area and graduated from Sprayberry High School in 1987.
Robbie attended Valdosta State University for one year, studying sports medicine before joining the United States Air Force in 1988. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1990, Robbie joined the Cobb County Police Department on March 31, 1991.
Assigned to the Uniform Patrol Bureau, Robbie was sent to Precinct 3 for training, and upon completion of his training, was assigned to Precinct 1 Morning Watch.
On July 13,1993, while checking a suspicious person near the railroad tracks in the Elizabeth area, Robbie was shot to death by a man who had recently been released from prison. He had a .380 caliber automatic handgun hidden in a bag he was carrying.
The suspect then stole Robbie's police cruiser to make his getaway. Around daylight on July 13, 1993, the police cruiser was abandoned near the Marietta City Club. Not long after the police cruiser was found George Russell Henry was taken into custody on Atlanta Road south of Marietta. George Henry now awaits execution on Georgia's death row.
Robbie, 24, was killed only a few short months after he married and was the first officer to be killed by a firearm in the line of duty. He was well liked and respected as a top notch officer by all who knew him.
Officer Robbie Ingram was posthumously awarded the Cobb County Police Department's Medal of Valor.