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Sergeant Nephi P. Pierce | Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah


Nephi P. Pierce

Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch: Monday, March 26, 1923

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/28/1922

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1925

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Sergeant Pierce succumbed to a gunshot wound received four months earlier when he and his partner attempted to question two suspicious men on State Street between 5th and 6th Streets. One of the men suddenly produced a handgun and shot Sergeant Pierce. The suspect then attacked the other officer and beat him severely. The two men escaped but were later apprehended. The shooter was sentenced to death and executed by firing squad on February 20, 1925.

Sergeant Pierce had been with the agency for 17 years and was survived by his wife.

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