Friends remembered: Raymond L. Robinson

Raymond L. Robinson

Raymond L. Robinson, 50, of Chicago, Ill., died Feb. 22, 2017.  He was a recent awardee of the medal, having received it last August in recognition of his heroic actions of Feb. 14, 2015.  Robinson was an assistant manager of a drug store in Chicago when he and another man teamed up to rescue two city police officers who were struggling to arrest a suspected shoplifter in the parking lot.  The struggle took the three men to the pavement, where the suspect gained control of one of the officers’ guns and fired it.  Robinson and the other man intervened, Robinson freeing the gun from the assailant’s grasp.  Robinson fractured a rib and sprained a knee during the rescue, and he recovered.