Deputy Sheriff Robert W. Beckwith

Deputy Sheriff Robert W. Beckwith

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, July 19, 1878

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Robert W. Beckwith

Deputy Robert Beckwith was shot and killed during a standoff with outlaws at a local store. During the incident Deputy Beckwith stepped into the open and offered no harm to the outlaws who would surrender.

Instead, he was met with a hail of gunfire and fatally wounded. The leader of the gang was later shot and killed by other deputies.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your memory and sacrifice. Rest in peace always

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 19, 2020

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