Sheriff James Asaph Robertson

Sheriff James Asaph Robertson

Covington County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, January 30, 1906

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James Asaph Robertson

Sheriff James Robertson was shot and killed one mile west of Collins, Mississippi while attempting to arrest a suspect.

The suspect, who was at home with his son-in-law, had been engaged in a fight earlier in the the day with a man in Collins. When Sheriff Robertson went to the suspect's home later that night to arrest him, the suspect escaped through a window and his son-on-law opened fire on Sheriff Robertson; killing him. The father-in-law was later arrested and was eventually acquitted by a jury in 1907. The son-in-law was never found.

Sheriff Robertson was survived by his wife and nine children.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Arrested

arrest attempt

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