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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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 12, 2020

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