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New Hero Search Robert Forbish - Apr. 10, 1927 (12410)

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Vicksburg Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: MS, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 10, 1927
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 28 yrs. of age
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Dept: Vicksburg Police Dept.
MS   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: MS   USA   Sun. Apr. 10, 1927
Summary: Patrolman Forbish was shot and killed while assisting other officers taking a suspected car thief into custody. Patrolman Forbish was off duty at the time, but went to the aid of his fellow officers. The prisoner they were taking into custody pointed out one of his accomplices nearby and Patrolman Forbish immediately approached the man. The suspect suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire, mortally wounding Patrolman Forbish, who died the next morning.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and hanged on December 23, 1927.

Patrolman Forbish was survived by his brother.

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