Bio & Incident Details
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Offender: Sentenced to 4 years
Chief Deputy Bob Wilcox was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man who had escaped from jail after having been arrested for assaulting a school girl near Lacoochee, Florida.
The 31-year-old suspect was apprehended three months later in Polk County. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to four years. On August 19, 1921, he escaped from a state work camp in Holmes County. Two months later he was shot and killed while resisting arrest near Clermont.
Chief Deputy Wilcox was survived by his wife and four children.