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Patrolman Leslie Lee Potts | Malvern Police Department, Arkansas Malvern Police Department, Arkansas

Patrolman

Leslie Lee Potts

Malvern Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Thursday, April 27, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/21/1933

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Leslie Potts was shot and killed after responding to the scene where Chief of Police Clyde Davis had just been fatally shot by a subject at a home on Main Street.

Patrolman Potts was off duty and preparing for his son's 10th birthday party when he was notified of the shooting. He knew the suspect and responded to the scene. When he arrived he encountered the subject holding a .22 caliber rifle. He was able to talk the man into lowering the weapon but a child on the ground floor ran out of the home, causing a screen door to slam shut.

The noise startled the offender who raised the rifle and shot Patrolman Potts in the stomach, killing him.

Patrolman Potts was survived by his wife, son, and four daughters.

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