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Oct. 21, 1963
Caucasian Male / 52 yrs. of age
Mohave County Sheriff's Office
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. Oct. 21, 1963
Sheriff Robert Tarr was shot and killed at an agricultural inspection station near Kingman, Arizona.
Two men who had just been released from California and Arizona prisons had stolen a car in Long Beach and were stopped at the agricultural inspection station because they didn't have the paperwork for the car. The inspector called the sheriff and when he responded he asked one of the men to open the trunk and after doing so, the ex-convict drew the weapon and shot Sheriff Tarr as he began walking toward him. Sheriff Tarr instinctively drew and fired four times, hitting him twice.
Sheriff Tarr was survived by his wife and nine children.p