Deputy James Henry Roberts, III

Deputy James Henry Roberts, III

Russell County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, July 7, 1998

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James Henry Roberts, III

Deputy Jimmy Roberts succumbed to injuries he sustained on June 27, 1998, when he was struck by a motorist while he was directing traffic at the Twin Cities Classic Horse Show on US 431.

Deputy Roberts was surrounded by three marked vehicles with lights flashing and wearing a reflective vest. The vehicle which struck him was attempting to avoid a rear collision with a vehicle that had stopped.

Deputy Roberts had served with the Russell County Sheriff's Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, a son, two stepsons, a stepdaughter, a brother, and nine grandchildren.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 27, 1998

directing traffic

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Deputy Roberts,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Russell County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 7, 2023

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