Deputy Sheriff Joseph Robinson

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Robinson

Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, May 16, 1891

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Joseph Robinson

Deputy Sheriff Joe Robinson was shot and killed while he and several other deputies attempted to arrest a man wanted for several crimes in a neighboring county.

The deputies had located the man at a home and were surrounding it when the man opened fire from a window. Deputy Robinson was struck in the chest and killed instantly.

The suspect fled the scene after shooting Deputy Robinson. A large posse was formed to search for the suspect, but he was never captured. The suspect was also involved in the murder of Sheriff David Alvarez, of the Bradford County Sheriff's Office, on May 30th, 1891. The man was later murdered by an accomplice for reward money.

Deputy Robinson was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Murdered in 1891

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Deputy Sheriff Robinson,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nassau County.


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