Sergeant Robert L. Elliott

Sergeant Robert L. Elliott

Miami County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, February 25, 1987

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Robert L. Elliott

Sergeant Robert Elliott was shot and killed with his own weapon while guarding a prisoner inside Stouder Memorial Hospital.

The prisoner asked to take a shower and grabbed Sergeant Elliott's .357 revolver as Sergeant Elliott removed the restraints. A struggle ensued and the suspect shot Sergeant Elliott in the chest. Sergeant Elliott was transferred to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect escaped from the hospital but later committed suicide during a shootout with Kentucky police.

Sergeant Elliott had served Miami County Sheriff's Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and one son.

On April 29th, 2014, the Ohio governor signed SB 226 making SR41 between Troy and Covington, Ohio, the Sheriff's Sgt. Robert 'Bobby' Elliott Memorial Highway.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 16

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Bob was a remarkable person he was a friend that would help anyone if he could! He had a heart of Gold! Bob and I worked together at the Miami County Sheriffs Department, Troy, Ohio Miami County 5571 Unit 16 this is Jail Dispatch Give me your location I was Control Room Operator and Jail Dispatch! We had some pretty funny laughs and stories! He taught me a lot! He loved life and had a red faced chuckle I can see today! I miss you my bestie!

Lois Christene Christy (Zornes) Stephens
Former Control Room Operator Jail Dispatch

February 27, 2020

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