Police Officer Robert Bingaman Asheville Police Department, North Carolina End of Watch: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Police Officer Robert Bingaman | Asheville Police Department, North CarolinaAsheville Police Department, North Carolina

Police Officer Robert Bingaman

Asheville Police Department, North Carolina
End of Watch: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Biographical Info

Age: 37
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: October 29, 2013
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Asheville Police Department
100 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC 28802
Phone: (828) 252-1110

Police Officer Robert Bingaman was killed a single vehicle crash when his patrol car plunged off of the Jeff Bowen Bridge on I-240, onto Riverside Drive below.
Officer Bingaman had served with the Asheville Police Department for six years.

ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) –

An Asheville police officer has died after his vehicle crashed and plummeted over a bridge in Buncombe County Tuesday.

Senior Police Officer Robert Bingaman, 37, died Tuesday following the crash. 

The crash is being investigated by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

It happened on I-240 westbound near mile marker 3 around around 1:20 p.m., closing two lanes on the Jeff Bowman Bridge.

In an emotional news conference Tuesday afternoon, Asheville Police Chief William J. Anderson said Officer Bingaman served for six years with the Asheville Police Department.

"This is a great loss for our department, the city of Asheville, and our community," said Chief Anderson. "He paid the ultimate sacrifice."

Tuesday afternoon, Greeenville Police tweeted "The GPD would like to convey our sympathy to Asheville Police Department. They lost one of their own today. RIP Officer Bingaman!"

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1 Response to “Police Officer Robert Bingaman Asheville Police Department, North Carolina End of Watch: Tuesday, October 29, 2013”


  1. 1 Peggy November 5, 2013 at 08:54

    Prayers are with you all during this difficult time, God bless you all, family, friends and law enforcement staff of Officer Bingaman.


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