Deputy Sheriff Roby Fairchild

Deputy Sheriff Roby Fairchild

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, August 23, 1975

Roby Fairchild

Deputy Sheriff Roby Fairchild was shot and killed while arresting two men for public drunkenness at a store on Route 201 in Sitka, Kentucky. While arresting the two men, a man and wife began to argue with Deputy Fairchild, and then went to their apartment.

As Deputy Fairchild walked the men to their car one of the people he had argued with opened fire from their apartment window, striking Deputy Fairchild in the back. The man and woman were both arrested and charged with murder.

Deputy Fairchild was a part-time deputy with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Charged with murder

Most Recent Reflection

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 11, 2013

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