Incident DetailsCause of Death:
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.