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 Spencer your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The Town of Shannon and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow Law Enforcement brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

January 18, 2016

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