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Chief of Police Jack Albert Skinner | Norwood Police Department, North Carolina Norwood Police Department, North Carolina

Chief of Police

Jack Albert Skinner

Norwood Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, May 6, 1943

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/5/1943

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 30 years

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Chief Skinner succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day when he was shot as he and a deputy sheriff attempted to serve a warrant on a man for disorderly conduct. The suspect was shot three times and seriously wounded by the deputy's return fire.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison July 13, 1943.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my homestate and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

May 6, 2009


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