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Hero Down: Nevada County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Missey Dies At Home

Prescott, AR – Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) Deputy Robert Missey died at his home on June 29.

The 37-year-old deputy’s cause of death was not released.

Deputy Missey, a St. Louis native, was a member of Nevada County’s fire and water rescue teams, according to his obituary.

He also spent time serving the Arkansas EMS, the Prescott Police Department, and the North District Drug Task Force.

In addition to his other duties at the NCSO, Deputy Missey worked as a deputy coroner and as a K9 handler.

The department featured him in a Facebook post on Dec. 16, 2017, after he was named Officer of the Year.

“Robert is a great asset to the Sheriff’s Department and is recognized for his service and [commitment] to the department,” the NCSO said in the post.

Deputy Missey was also a member of the Leadership of Nevada County Class of 2017, according to his obituary.

Deputy Missey’s friends, family, and fellow law enforcement officers gathered on the steps of the Nevada County courthouse on June 30 to hold a vigil in his honor, Southwest Arkansas Today reported.

Photos from the vigil showed a patrol vehicle adorned with flowers and a blue ribbon.

Deputy Missey leaves behind his parents, brother, two sisters, seven nieces, one nephew, his special son, Eli, and his lifelong friend, Eric, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by and many friends and extended family members, to include “the entire Nevada County community that he has dedicated the past fourteen years to,” the tribute read.

Deputy Missey was laid to rest on July 3.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Robert Missey, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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