Deputy Sheriff Roy Curtis

Deputy Sheriff Roy Curtis

Crittenden County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, February 9, 1944

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Roy Curtis

Deputy Sheriff Roy Curtis was shot and mortally wounded in West Memphis by a man he attempted to arrest. Deputy Curtis died in a Memphis hospital four days later.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair on December 1st, 1944.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 5, 1944
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1944

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Deputy Sheriff Curtis,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Crittenden County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 9, 2019

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