Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 6/7/1929
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Sentenced to 20 years
Chief of Police Orville Aderholt was shot and killed during the Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia, North Carolina. Seven men from New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, had come to the town to agitate the strikers at the mill.
The seven men were convicted of second degree murder in connection with Chief Aderholt's death. Four of them were sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Chief Aderholt was survived by his wife, three daughters, and three sons. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia, North Carolina.