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Deputy Sheriff Robert E. Dodson | DeSoto County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi DeSoto County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff

Robert E. Dodson

DeSoto County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 16, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/12/1936

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Robert Dodson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a liquor law warrant near the Mississippi - Tennessee line.

Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Dodson was able to return fire and killed the subject.

Deputy Dodson was taken to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he succumbed to his wounds four days later.

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Deputy Sheriff Dodson,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of DeSoto County.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
December 16, 2016

 

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