In the line of duty

‘We have lost one of our own’: Senior Officer Rob Bingaman was killed on Oct. 29 after his patrol car went off the Jeff Bowen bridge and onto Riverside Drive below. APD Chief William Anderson praised Bingaman for his service. Photo from the city of Asheville

Around 1 p.m. on Oct. 29, an Asheville Police Department patrol car went off the Jeff Bowen bridge. Later that afternoon, APD Chief William Anderson announced that the crash had killed Senior Officer Rob Bingaman, 37, who served with the department for six years.

Police officials emphasized that it’s still too early to know many of the circumstances of the wreck. The State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

Donations to help his family can be made to Genevieve Bingaman care of Robert Bingaman Memorial Fund at any Home Trust Bank. —David Forbes


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