Rest in peace APD Sr. Officer Robert Bingaman -Updated with funeral announcement

On Tuesday, October 29, the city tragically lost a member of the Asheville Police Department family in the line of duty. Officer Bingaman was driving across the French Broad River when the patrol vehicle he was driving left the Captain Jeff Bowen Bridge. Despite the great efforts of emergency personnel and APD officers who responded to the scene, Officer Bingaman succumbed to his injuries. Our prayers and deepest condolences are with Officer Bingaman’s family. He honorably served his country as a member of the Marine Corps and his city as a well respected police officer.

We ask that the community keep Officer Bingaman in their prayers as well as his family, friends and the officers he worked alongside to keep our community safe. We also ask that you keep the Asheville Police Department in your thoughts and prayers. It goes without saying that this is a great loss for the department, the City of Asheville and our community as a whole.

Funeral services for SPO Bingaman have been set for Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Road, Arden. Interment will follow at Western NC Veteran’s Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC.

Morris Funeral Home of Asheville is coordinating the arrangements. Here is a link to SPO Bingaman’s obituary with Morris Funeral Home with directions to each location. Please take time to share a memory or thought for Rob’s family.