Sheriff
Roy James Tipton Sr.
Clay County Sheriff's Department
Wednesday, September 16, 1931

Age: 44
Served:
Badge #:
Military Service:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by vehicle
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, September 16, 1931

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 59 south of Brazil
Incident County:
Clay
Incident Township:
Posey
Weapon Used:
Automobile
Suspect Info:
Charged
Burial Location:
Summit Lawn Cemetery, Brazil

   Sheriff Roy Tipton was struck and killed by an automobile as he got out of his car and started walking across State Road 59, three miles south of Brazil.

   Sheriff Tipton was going to a nearby farmhouse to take a man into custody who was suffering from mental illness. The 15-year-old driver of the car that struck him was charged with driving without an operator's license.

   Sheriff Tipton was survived by his wife, two sons, daughter and mother.