Deputy Sheriff Robert Lee Bain

Deputy Sheriff Robert Lee Bain

Guilford County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, August 2, 1913

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Robert Lee Bain

Deputy Sheriff Robert Bain was shot to death near Pomona Milla by a man he attempted to arrest for causing a disturbance that started with an argument over a banana.

Deputy Bain located the man near the end of the car line at the mill. The man shot him with a shotgun and then fled the area.

The subject was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death on December 15th, 1913. The sentence was later commuted to 20 years.

Deputy Bain had been sworn in as a special deputy two months earlier to provide law enforcement to the Pomona Mill Village. He was survived by his wife and young child.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

arrest, disturbance

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Deputy Sheriff Bain,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Guilford County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 2, 2023

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