Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 months
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life in prison
Chief Potter was shot and killed by three burglary suspects. Chief Potter observed three men inside a local cafe. He approached the building and broke the window, fired two shots into the air and ordered the men to drop their guns. One suspect exited the rear of the cafe and snuck up behind Chief Potter and shot him.
All three suspects were arrested. They had escaped from the Madison County, Indiana, Jail six days earlier. All three were convicted of murder and sentenced to life. Two died in prison, one on September 13, 1986, and the other on January 3, 1987.
Chief Potter had been with the agency for eight months and was survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.