Chief Deputy Kevin Roberts Greene County Sheriff’s Office Georgia End of Watch: Sunday, November 14, 2010

Photograph: Chief Deputy Kevin RobertsPatch image: Greene County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Chief Deputy Kevin Roberts
Greene County Sheriff’s Office
Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, November 14, 2010

Biographical Info
Age: 48
Tour of Duty: 30 years
Badge Number: 02

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, November 14, 2010
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Committed suicide

Chief Deputy Kevin Roberts was shot and killed at his home by the target of a narcotics investigation the sheriff’s office was undertaking.
The subject had gone to his home and knocked on the door at about 8:30 am on a Sunday morning. When Chief Deputy Roberts answered the door he was fatally shot by the man, who then killed himself.
Chief Deputy Roberts had served with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years. He had a total of 30 years of law enforcement experience and had previously served with the Union Point Police Department and Greensboro Police Department. He is survived by his wife, two children, and grandchildren.

Agency Contact Information
Greene County Sheriff’s Office
1201 S. Industrial Boulevard
Greensboro, GA 30642
Phone: (706) 453-3351
Please contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

ATLANTA, Nov. 15 (UPI) — An Atlanta county chief deputy was shot and killed by a convicted felon who then shot himself in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said.

Greene County Chief Deputy Kevin Roberts, 48, was shot by Sherman Ash Branch Sunday morning as he answered the door at his Siloam, Ga., home, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Branch, 37, then shot himself, the newspaper said.

Investigators said Branch may have targeted the deputy because of a sheriff’s office investigation, Greene County Sheriff Chris Houston said.

But Roberts was not involved in the investigation of Branch, Houston said.

Branch had two convictions for cocaine possession and one for obstructing an officer, the Georgia Department of Corrections said.

Roberts, a married father of two, had been Greene County chief deputy since 1999 after working as a police officer in Union Point and Greensboro, the Journal-Constitution reported.

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1 Response to “Chief Deputy Kevin Roberts Greene County Sheriff’s Office Georgia End of Watch: Sunday, November 14, 2010”


  1. 1 Ann Wilson November 19, 2010 at 09:39

    Kevin will always hold a special place in the hearts of those who met and knew him. He was one of a kind and will be missed.


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