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Jul. 19, 1878
Caucasian Male / 28 yrs. of age
Lincoln County Sheriff's Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Fri. Jul. 19, 1878
Deputy Robert Beckwith was shot and killed during a standoff with outlaws at a local store. During the incident Deputy Beckwith stepped into the open and offered no harm to the outlaws who would surrender.
Instead, he was met with a hail of gunfire and fatally wounded. The leader of the gang was later shot and killed by other deputies.