Deputy Sheriff Robert H. Napier

Photo of Deputy Sheriff Robert H. Napier
End of Watch: Fri, Dec 22nd, 1922
Date of Incident: Fri, Dec 22nd, 1922
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 37


His wife Malvery and several young children.


Deputy Sheriff Bob Napier was believed to have been shot and killed after confronting a subject near his home at Walker's Branch.

His mangled body was located on a set of nearby railroad tracks. Evidence showed that his body had been dragged to the tracks and his revolver had been fired four times. A subject was arrested and charged with his murder in 1935, 13 years after his death.


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Hazard, Kentucky 41702
(606) 439-4523


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