Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 12/30/1929
Suspect: Sentenced to 20 years
Deputy Bernard Puryear and Officer Malcolm Tuck, of the Clarksville Police Department, were shot and killed while raiding a still three miles east of Clarksville. Both officers were transported to a hospital in Oxford, North Carolina, where they succumbed to their wounds.
The suspect was originally sentenced to death, but the sentence was overturned by the Supreme Court of Appeals. He was sentenced to 20 years at a second trial.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Police Officer Malcolm E. "Mack" Tuck