Sheriff James Asaph Robertson

Sheriff James Asaph Robertson

Covington County Sheriff's Office, 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.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Arrested

arrest attempt

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Thank you for your service and R.I.P. Sheriff. Your heroism will never be forgotten!

Ty Fiveash

Great grandson of Dr. Franklin Hubert Robertson

Great great grandson of Sheriff James Asaph Robertson

Ty Fiveash
Great great grandson

May 8, 2022

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