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Officer Richard M. Scarborough | Jacksonville Police Department, Florida Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

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Richard M. Scarborough

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, June 22, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Executed in 1948

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Officers Scarborough and Dyal were shot and killed during a domestic violence call. The officers had gone to investigate a report that a man was beating his wife. Officer Dyal, who arrived first, was instantly killed by a shotgun blast from the man as he mounted the stairs to his apartment. Minutes later he shot and fatally wounded Officer Scarborough when he arrived. The suspect offered no resistance when other officers arrived and took him into custody.

The suspect was convicted of both murders and executed in the electric chair on June 14, 1948.

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