Patrolman James E. Roughen

Patrolman James E. Roughen

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, January 22, 1934

James E. Roughen

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.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1934

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