Former Commissioner Jarboe Killed In Farm Accident

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Former Commissioner Jarboe Killed In Farm Accident

Leonardtown, MD - 3/11/2013

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By St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office

0n March 10, 2013 police units responded to a private farm in Leonardtown for the report of a farming accident.  Upon arrival officers observed the victim lying beneath a farm tractor. The victim was transported by ambulance to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  BCI was contacted and assumed the investigation.

Following an investigation by BCI detectives, it was determined Robert T. Jarboe, 79, of Leonardtown,  a former St. Mary’s County Commissioner (1986-1994), was operating his farm tractor when he either inadvertently placed it into gear while exiting the tractor or fell from the tractor while it was in gear causing him to be thrown from the vehicle.  Mr. Jarboe fell behind the tractor and was subsequently struck.

Mr. Jarboe was transported to the State Medical Examiners Office where an autopsy will be performed.

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