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Deputy Sheriff Joseph Edd Roberts | Claiborne County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Claiborne County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff

Joseph Edd Roberts

Claiborne County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Saturday, September 3, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 73

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Joseph E. Roberts was shot and killed with his own weapon as he attempted to arrest a suspect for burglary.

Deputy Roberts had served with the Claiborne County Sheriff's Department for 12 years and is survived by his wife and two children.

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Deputy Roberts, your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to Claiborne County and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
September 4, 2016

 

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