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Trooper Algin Sidney Pavatt | Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

Trooper

Algin Sidney Pavatt

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch: Sunday, September 26, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Paroled in 1968

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Trooper Pavatt was shot and killed by a AWOL soldier while checking cabins in a remote area because of a series of burglaries.

As Trooper Pavatt and four men approached a suspicious man standing near a cabin he opened fire with a rifle killing Trooper Pavatt. The next day the owner of the cabin was found in a shallow grave nearby. The suspect was captured in El Reno, Oklahoma, nine days later. He was returned to Arkansas and charged with the owner of the cabin and Trooper Pavatt's murder.

The 23-year-old suspect was convicted of Trooper Pavatt's murder and sentenced to life on June 23, 1949. He was never tried for the cabin owners murder. He was paroled February 8, 1968.

Trooper Pavatt had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and child.

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I wish I could have had the opportunity to meet align. His son is a good man and granddaughter a wonderful woman and great granddaughter is the best...J.J. Wilson

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