Porter Link Robinson

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Porter Link RobinsonOfficer Porter Link Robinson
Appointed: August 16, 1991
End of Watch: November 23, 1992
Cause of Death: Vehicle Pursuit

Officer Robinson, 24, died during a vehicle pursuit of a stolen car. On November 23, 1992, at approximately 12:14 am, Officer Robinson attempted to stop a car at West Market Street and Edwardia Drive. Both the license plate and the car had been reported stolen to the Burlington Police Department. The suspect vehicle fled and Officer Robinson initiated a pursuit. During the chase, the subjects failed to negotiate a sharp curve and their vehicle collided with a guardrail. Robinson's vehicle also left the roadway and crashed head-on into a tree. He was transported to Moses Cone Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspects fled the scene, but were later apprehended.