Corrections Officer Robert "Hillbilly" Welch III

Photo of Corrections Officer Robert "Hillbilly" Welch III
End of Watch: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Duty-Related Illness
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 59


His wife, Julia, three adult children, nine grandchildren, and his mother


Officer Welch died from complications of COVID-19 contracted in the line of duty.


Missouri Department of Corrections Patch
2729 Plaza Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
(573) 526-6535


There are 2 tributes for Corrections Officer Robert "Hillbilly" Welch III.

Corrections Officer Robert "Hillbilly" Welch III
Left by Jim Kennedy on Friday, July 30th, 2021

I wish the family to know that as a 1st responder his life was of precious value to our country and the loss of his life will diminish us all. I know that I cannot understand the grief you are going through but please accept our sympathy and know we all morne with you..