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Deputy Sheriff Joe Robinson | Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Florida Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Joe Robinson

Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, May 16, 1891

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Winchester

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Joe Robinson was shot and killed while he and several other deputies attempted to arrest a man wanted for several crimes in a neighboring county. The deputies had located the man at a home and were surrounding it when the man opened fire from a window. Deputy Robinson was struck in the chest and killed instantly.

The suspect fled the scene after shooting Deputy Robinson. A large posse was formed to search for the suspect, but he was never captured. The suspect was also involved in killing of Deputy/Town Marshal David Levy Alvarez on May 30, 1891 and was later killed by an accomplice for reward money.

Deputy Robinson was survived by his wife and children.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016


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