Remembering Robert F. Kennedy - Selected Photographs


A selection of photographs from the Los Angeles Police Department investigation files including photographs by Los Angeles Fire Department photographer Harold Burba of the struggle for Sirhan Sirhan’s gun and Los Angeles Police Department photographs from the investigation.

Copyright of the materials is held by the California State Archives. All of the materials can be used in news coverage with credit to:

  • The photographer (if applicable)
  • California State Archives, a division of the Office of the California Secretary of State

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Black and  white photo of the struggle to take gun from Sirhan Sirhan in the Ambassador Hotel Pantry

Photo ID: Q34(1)
Struggle to take gun from Sirhan Sirhan
Ambassador Hotel Pantry
June 5, 1968
Los Angeles Fire Department photograph by Harold Burba


Black and white mugshot of Sirhan Sirhan

Photo ID: Q1(5)
Sirhan Sirhan, June 5, 1968
Los Angeles Police Department photograph


Black and white photograph of an Iver-Johnson .22 caliber revolver

Photo ID: Q25(4)
Iver-Johnson .22 caliber revolver
Los Angeles Police Department photograph


Black and white photo of the Ambassador Hotel pantry

Photo ID: Q85(49)
Ambassador Hotel Pantry
Los Angeles Police Department photograph


Black and white crime scene investigation

Photo ID: Q101(39)
DeWayne Wolfer, Thomas Noguchi and unidentified officer
Crime scene investigation
Los Angeles Police Department photograph