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Patrolman James E. Roughen | Savannah Police Department, Georgia Savannah Police Department, Georgia


James E. Roughen

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, January 22, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1934

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Patrolman James Roughen was shot in the back and killed while attempting to stop an illegal poker game.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and executed in the electric chair on November 15, 1934.

Patrolman Roughen had served with the agency for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.

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May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
I heard you were a good father and good Irishman.
Your grandchildren and great grandchildren continue to honor you and live each day in a manner you would be proud.

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June 20, 2014


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