Robert J. Quirk
Line of Duty
CHP officer dies of heart attack after pursuit
Sunday, April 11, 1971
On April 10, 1971, Officer Robert J. Quirk, #1771 was involved in a foot pursuit of three subjects. After the pursuit Officer Quirk was sweating, skin was pale, and his breathing was heavy. Officer Quirk continued to feel ill and tired. On April 11, 1971, Officer Quirk suffered a heart attack and passed away. Officer Quirk is survived by his wife Patricia, and his five children Michael, Shelia, Dan, Phil, and Ken.