Bio & Incident Details
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Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber
Offender: Charged with murder
Deputy Sheriff Roby Fairchild was shot and killed while arresting two men for public drunkenness at a store on Route 201 in Sitka, Kentucky. While arresting the two men, a man and wife began to argue with Deputy Fairchild, and then went to their apartment.
As Deputy Fairchild walked the men to their car one of the people he had argued with opened fire from their apartment window, striking Deputy Fairchild in the back. The man and woman were both arrested and charged with murder.
Deputy Fairchild was a part-time deputy with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department.