Lieutenant Robert Jackson Eury, Sr.

Lieutenant Robert Jackson Eury, Sr.

Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, May 5, 1972

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Robert Jackson Eury, Sr.

Lieutenant Robert Eury was shot and killed with his own revolver after responding to a domestic disturbance in Midland, fifteen miles south of Concord.

A 22-year-old man gained control of the officer's service weapon during a struggle and shot him in the head. After the shooting, another deputy arrived at the scene and took the suspect into custody.

The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death on September 15, 1972. His sentence was later commuted to life and he died in prison on March 5, 2016.

Lieutenant Eury was a United States Army World War II veteran and had served with the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office for 17 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, mother, brother, and three sisters.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Died in prison


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