Chief of Police Robert F. Sexton

Chief of Police Robert F. Sexton

Olanta Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, April 27, 1976

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Robert F. Sexton

Chief Sexton was shot and killed by one of his officers who was corrupt. The officer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 2 years in prison. He served less than a year. In 2004 he was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for drug and gun crimes.

Chief Sexton was survived by his two-month-old daughter and mother.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge CHIEF

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 years

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Rest in peace Chief Sexton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2020

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