Laid to Rest

Police Chief Robert Pieper ( 1946 -2018)


The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”



Robert Pieper was born May 28, 1946 to Robert and Esther Pieper.  He graduated from Colerain High School in 1965.  After high school, he worked at Merrell Dow.

Robert then joined the United States Army and was stationed overseas in Bamberg, Germany.

He joined the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office during 1973.  By 1982, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to head up the Traffic Division.  He graduated from the University of Louisville Police Administration and Traffic Control course.  He was additionally assigned to head up the Water Patrol in 1989.  During April 1990 he was additionly assigned duties as liaison to Whitewater Township.  He had already been liaison with Sycamore Township.

By July 1993, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as unit commander for the Sheriff’s Office Central Division.  By 1995, he commanded the Division responsible for Sycamore, Symmes, and Columbia Townships.  During Police Week 1997, he was given the Contribution to Law Enforcement Award by Hamilton Count Law Enforcement.  Lieutenant Pieper retired July 31, 1998.

On September 2, 1998, he was appointed to the new position of Sycamore Township Police Chief.

During March 2000, he left Sycamore Township to become the Police Chief for the Village of Carlisle.  He finally retired on June 4, 2004 with 31 years of service to county, township, and village law enforcement.

Chief Pieper over the years was also an instructor at the Scarlet Oaks Police Academy, Security Advisor for the Archbishop Moeller High School, and created and participated the DARE Program in Sycamore Township.

Chief Pieper was diagnosed during January 2018 with esophageal cancer.  On May 3, 2018 he came home under hospice care.  He passed away May 4, 2018.

He was predeceased by his sister, Pamela.  Chief Pieper is survived by his wife of 24 years, Beverly (Haines) Pieper; children, Michelle (John), Monika (Jeffrey) Melinda, Misty (Joey), and Jason (Rachel); grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Amber, Chad, Kory, Carson, Claire, David, Korrin, Lauren, and Jayde; and great-grandchildren, Adalyn and Nova Rae.

Visitation was held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 and from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday, May 10, 2018 with the funeral service at 11:00 am at Newcomer Northwest Chapel, 7830 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231. FOP services were held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.Burial to follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Topeka, Kansas or the Athletic Department of Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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