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 by a man he attempted to arrest for causing a disturbance that started with an argument over a banana.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death December 15, 1913. His sentence was later commuted to life.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Robert Lee Bain was my grandmother's (Kate Alene Bain Tritt) older brother. She often talked about him and the tragic circumstances of his death. She would have been so honored and proud to see his sacrifice remembered.

Faye Goisovich, Johnstown, PA
Great niece

October 24, 2018

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