Bio & Incident Details
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Offender: Shot and killed
Officer George Watkins was shot and killed after responding to a report of an elderly man shooting a gun.
Officers had responded to the scene earlier in the day for a similar report and took a gun from the man but did not arrest him because it was Thanksgiving Day. When Officer Watkins arrived the second time he was shot under the left arm, in an area not protected by his vest. Officer Watkins succumbed to his wounds in a local hospital.
The suspect was shot and killed after wounding two other officers.