Deputy Jailer Jackson "Jack" Roberts

Deputy Jailer Jackson "Jack" Roberts

Breathitt County Jail, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, July 12, 1899

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Jackson "Jack" Roberts

Deputy Jailer Jack Roberts was shot and killed while attempting to arrest several men. A total of five men were arrested and held in connection with his murder.

One 19-year-old received 10 years in prison accessory to murder. Another shot and killed another man two years later.

Deputy Jailer Roberts was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Deputy Jailer Roberts,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Breathitt County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 12, 2019

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