Constable David Samuel "Sam" Robertson

Constable David Samuel "Sam" Robertson

Wolf Township Constable's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, December 11, 1929

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David Samuel "Sam" Robertson

Constable Sam Robertson was shot and killed while raiding a poker game in Wolf Township. After arriving at the location he informed everyone there to report to him the following day, instead of arresting them that night.

While talking to the men the game's lookout guard returned to the home and observed Constable Robertson. He immediately opened fire, fatally wounding the constable.

The suspect was later arrested. He plead guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

Constable Robertson was survived by his wife and eight children.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 10, 1929
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Great-grandpa Robertson,

Thank God for technology that we are now able to pass messages to our family and so many. It helps young people, such as myself, know more about our families past history. I’ve always heard the stories about valor and courage from my grandparents and my mother, LaDonna (Robertson) Byrd-Hicks. I am proud to know your history. It’s horrible that you were shot by the town idiot (I hope he never had offspring), but thankfully justice was properly served. My Grandpa Jack (aka Sammy Jr., David S. Robertson Jr.) would tell me about you. I believe you would be proud to know that service continued in our blood as Grandpa Jack went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corp. during WWII and his Son David S. Robertson III served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. I, also, served in the U.S. Army during the War in Iraq, and in the Florida Army National Guard. I have a son, Archie, that I will try to encourage to serve when he is ready. Thank you for inspiring us so much.

SSG (Ret.) Jason Byrd
Great-Grandson

June 12, 2020

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