Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 10/6/1912
Suspect: Shot and killed
Special Deputy Sheriff Richard Shipp and Assistant Chief John Southall, of the Greenville Police Department, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest an intoxicated man who was firing a pistol.
The suspect opened fire on the officers, striking Assistant Chief Southall in the forehead and the unarmed Deputy Shipp in the heart. Other officers on the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.
Deputy Shipp was survived by his wife and three children.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Assistant Chief of Police John L. Southall