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Patrolman Robert Forbish | Vicksburg Police Department, Mississippi Vicksburg Police Department, Mississippi

Patrolman

Robert Forbish

Vicksburg Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Sunday, April 10, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/9/1927

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1927

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Patrolman Forbish was shot and killed while assisting other officers taking a suspected car thief into custody. Patrolman Forbish was off duty at the time, but went to the aid of his fellow officers. The prisoner they were taking into custody pointed out one of his accomplices nearby and Patrolman Forbish immediately approached the man. The suspect suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire, mortally wounding Patrolman Forbish, who died the next morning.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and hanged on December 23, 1927.

Patrolman Forbish was survived by his brother.

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Officer Forbish your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City of Vicksburg and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow "RedLeg"!
"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 10, 2016

 

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