Deputy Sheriff Robert Edward Moak, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Edward Moak, Sr.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, June 24, 1938

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Robert Edward Moak, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Ed Moak was beaten to death in retaliation by a man whom he had testified against in a recent court case.

Deputy Moak was riding his horse near his house in the Arlington community when the man drove by and stopped to speak to him. During the conversation, the man assaulted Deputy Moak, causing him to suffer a fractured skull. He was transported to Kings's Daughters Hospital in Brookhaven where he succumbed to his injuries later in the afternoon.

The man who assaulted him was arrested later in the day. He was convicted of manslaughter.

Deputy Moak was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

at home, retaliation

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