Chief of Police Bobby Gene Spencer

Chief of Police Bobby Gene Spencer

Shannon Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, January 18, 1997

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Bobby Gene Spencer

Chief Bobby Spencer was shot and killed from ambush while walking into the police department building at approximately 4:45 am before ending his shift. His body was found by two officers a short time later who initially presumed he had suffered from a heart attack.

No suspects or motive for his murder have ever been determined and the case remains open.

Chief Spencer had served in law enforcement for 23 years and had previously served with the United States Air Force in the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and granddaughter.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender At large

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Chief I didn't know you but we are brothers I pray they find the person or person's who cut your life to short but for sure one day the lord will take care of them.
Praying for your family!!

Private Investigator Tom Fairley
Private Investigator

January 18, 2021

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