Deputy Sheriff Robert E. Dodson

Deputy Sheriff Robert E. Dodson

DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, December 16, 1936

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Robert E. Dodson

Deputy Sheriff Robert Dodson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a liquor law warrant near the Mississippi - Tennessee line.

Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Dodson was able to return fire and killed the subject.

Deputy Dodson was taken to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he succumbed to his wounds four days later.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 12, 1936
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Dodson,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of DeSoto County.


United States Border Patrol

December 16, 2016

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