Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 24 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 6/14/1977
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Shot and killed
Deputy Sheriff Robert Mayo succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four months earlier when he was shot while attempting to arrest an armed robbery suspect and escapee from the Dickson County Jail.
He was responding to assist another deputy who was under fire by the escapee. A police canine was shot and killed during the exchange.
The subject was able to escape, but was later shot and killed during a shootout with members of the Connecticut State Police.
Deputy Mayo was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was the recipient of a Combat Infantryman Badge with star, Bronze Star, and Purple. He had served in law enforcement for 24 years.