Sheriff Roy James Tipton, Sr.

Sheriff Roy James Tipton, Sr.

Clay County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, September 16, 1931

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Roy James Tipton, Sr.

Sheriff Roy Tipton was struck and killed by an automobile as he got out of his car and started walking across Route 59 a road three miles south of Brazil.

He was going to a nearby farm house to take a man into custody who was suffering from mental issues. The 15-year-old driver of the car that struck him was charged with driving without an operator's license.

Sheriff Tipton was survived by his wife and three children. He is buried in Summit Lawn Cemetery in Brazil.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Sheriff Tipton,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clay County.


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September 16, 2021

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