Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 8/20/1920
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Shot and killed
Chief Robert Philpot was shot and killed by a deputy during a dispute over a prisoner. The deputy refused to relinquish custody of the prisoner to Chief Philpot. The chief requested assistance from a local railroad detective and confronted the deputy a second time. When Chief Philpot attempted to forcibly take control of the prisoner the deputy shot him.
The railroad detective returned fire, killing the deputy.
Chief Philpot was survived by his wife.