Patrolman Robert Forbish

Patrolman Robert Forbish

Vicksburg Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, April 10, 1927

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Robert Forbish

Patrolman Forbish was shot and killed while assisting other officers taking a suspected car thief into custody. Patrolman Forbish was off duty at the time, but went to the aid of his fellow officers. The prisoner they were taking into custody pointed out one of his accomplices nearby and Patrolman Forbish immediately approached the man. The suspect suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire, mortally wounding Patrolman Forbish, who died the next morning.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and hanged on December 23, 1927.

Patrolman Forbish was survived by his brother.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 9, 1927
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1927

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Rest in peace Patrolman Forbish.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 16, 2019

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