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Sergeant Robert L. Elliott | Miami County Sheriff's Department, Ohio Miami County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Sergeant

Robert L. Elliott

Miami County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 25, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 16

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sergeant Robert Elliott was shot and killed with his own weapon while guarding a prisoner inside Stouder Memorial Hospital.

The prisoner asked to take a shower and grabbed Sergeant Elliott's .357 revolver as Sergeant Elliott removed the restraints. A struggle ensued and the suspect shot Sergeant Elliott in the chest. Sergeant Elliott was transferred to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect escaped from the hospital but later committed suicide during a shootout with Kentucky police.

Sergeant Elliott had served Miami County Sheriff's Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and one son.

On April 29th, 2014, the Ohio governor signed SB 226 making SR41 between Troy and Covington, Ohio, the Sheriff's Sgt. Robert 'Bobby' Elliott Memorial Highway.

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Sergeant Elliott,
I recently had the pleasure of meeting your wife. She came to my police department after returning from a trip to honor you and all of our fallen brothers and sisters in DC. She is a very kind and sweet women. You are not forgotten brother. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Ofc. Moyer
Clayton Police (NC)
May 21, 2016

 

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