Deputy
Robert Alvey Grubbs
Dearborn County Sheriff's Department
Wednesday, June 2, 1943

Age: 32
Served: 6 months
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 22E, Line 44
Panel L25, Line 11

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire (Accidental)
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, June 2, 1943

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 46 near Harrison
Incident County:
Dearborn
Incident Township:
Harrison
Weapon Used:
Officer's shotgun
Suspect Info:
Charged
Burial Location:
Gibson Cemetery, Bright

   Deputy Robert Grubbs was accidentally shot and killed with his own shotgun. He and the sheriff had gone to a farm on State Road 46 to apprehend a tenant who had shot the farm's owner.

   When they arrived Deputy Grubbs reached into the backseat to retrieve his 12-gauge shotgun. As he grabbed the weapon it discharged and struck him under the right shoulder. The sheriff took Deputy Grubbs to Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he died.

   The 33-year-old man wanted for shooting the farm owner was arrested by Cincinnati police the following day.

   Deputy Grubbs was survived by his wife, daughter, son and twin brother.