Deputy Sheriff Robert L. Kirby

Deputy Sheriff Robert L. Kirby

Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, December 1, 1981

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Robert L. Kirby

Deputy Sheriff Robert Kirby was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for domestic assault involving the man's wife. The suspect was arrested and charged with murder.

On June 20, 1982, the suspect, 48, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Deputy Kirby had served with the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department for two years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

domestic, warrant service

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I remember this day as if were yesterday. As it happened less than 2 miles from my home. I was just a little girl and we traveled that road and passed by that home , where Robert's life was taken so quickly and senseless, almost every week. Even after the arrest I was often frightened passing by. Robert was related to us some how and I just thought this man must really hate us to take his life like that. I served this country for 28 years and I've never forgotten the sacrifice you made in your line of duty. So my most heartfelt salute to you. Even though I saw death and destruction daily for few tours of duty. I respect and understand better than most when people say "All gave some some gave ALL". Thank you for the sacrifice of your all. You will always be remembered.

1SG(R) Pamela Fields

February 9, 2022

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