Deputy Sheriff Robert H. Vest, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Robert H. Vest, Sr.

Cowley County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, January 17, 1964

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Robert H. Vest, Sr.

Deputy Vest was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol near Arkansas City.

Deputy Vest was on a regular road patrol accompanied by his son. He was about nine miles east of Arkansas City, headed towards Dexter, about 8:45 pm, when he lost control of the patrol car. It went into the ditch and traveled about 200 feet before it turned over and stopped on its roof. Both men were brought to Memorial Hospital in Arkansas City. Deputy Vest died before morning and his son recovered.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in Peace, Deputy Vest. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

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