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Jailer J. R. Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi


J. R. "Bob" Temple

Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 6, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Jailer Bob Temple was shot and killed by a prisoner who succeeded in securing another jailer's pistol during a scuffle at the Lauderdale County Jail. Other officers shot and mortally wounded the prisoner.

As the prisoner lay dying, a maddened crowd of nearly 2000 people took him from the officers and hanged him from a nearby telephone pole.

Jailer Temple was the former sheriff of Lauderdale County.

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Officer Temple sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to Lauderdale 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, Troop D
April 6, 2016


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