Michael A. Robbins

 

Age: 57

 

Summary: former police officer of the Chicago Police Department who was saved by a bulletproof vest but was later left disabled when he and his partner were shot multiple times and wounded by a gang member during an ambush while investigating a South Side gang shooting in 1994, who had addressed the 1996 Democratic Convention about gun violence and spent his last years as a community activist fighting victims rights for the parents of children killed or wounded by gun violence to lobby for stronger gun-control laws in difficult neighborhoods.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from gunshot wounds

 

Born: June 3, 1951

 

Died: September 13, 2008

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois