Highway dedicated to slain deputy

Sheriff's Sgt. Robert 'Bobby' Elliott Memorial Highway (WDTN Photo/Matt Behrens)

TROY, Ohio (WDTN) — A Troy highway is dedicated to a fallen Miami County deputy.

State Senator Bill Beagle hosted a ceremony Sunday, dedicating a portion of State Route 41 in memory of Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Elliott.

Sgt. Elliott, who spent nearly 15 years with the Miami County Sheriff’s Department lost his life in the line of duty on February 25, 1987. He was shot and killed with his own weapon while guarding a prisoner in Stouder Hospital.

“Sgt. Elliott was a truly heroic individual, and it’s a privilege to join with his friends and family as we dedicate this portion of highway in his honor,” said Beagle, who sponsored the legislation for the memorial highway.

State Route 41 between Troy and Covington was named the “Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert ‘Bobby’ Elliott Memorial Highway.” This portion of highway was near the family’s home and where they attended church.

Sgt. Marc Basye of the Tipp City Police Department added, “I was grateful to be part of honoring Bobby alongside his family and Senator Beagle as Senate Bill 226 passed through the legislature. This is going to be a proud day for the Elliott family and Miami County, and I am glad to have helped Senator Beagle and Bobby’s family bring this project to fruition.”

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