Deputy Sheriff Robert Lewis

Deputy Sheriff Robert Lewis

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, February 26, 1920

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Robert Lewis

Deputy Sheriff Robert Lewis suffered a fatal heart attack after being assaulted during an escape attempt.

He was walking a prisoner from the jail to the courthouse when the man assaulted him as he attempted to escape. Deputy Lewis fired three shots at the fleeing man before collapsing on the courthouse steps.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

escape attempt, prisoner custody

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