Deputy Sheriff Robert Gardner

Deputy Sheriff Robert Gardner

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, July 17, 1908

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Robert Gardner

Deputy Gardner was shot and killed during a clash with a group of strikers who were picketing a coal mine. Deputy Gardner and 12 other deputies were escorting strike breakers across the picket lines when they were fired upon.

Deputy Gardner and 12 of the miners were shot and killed during the ensuing shootout.


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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 sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 17, 2020

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