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Chief of Police Elmer Jessie Baumgardner | Evarts Police Department, Kentucky Evarts Police Department, Kentucky

Chief of Police

Elmer Jessie Baumgardner

Evarts Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 14, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief Elmer Baumgardner was shot and killed during an arrest attempt at a residence.

He had allowed the suspect to go into a room to change his shirt because it was bloodied during the preceding arrest attempt. The suspect emerged from the room with a gun and shot Chief Baumgardner in the chest, killing him instantly. The suspect was later shot and killed by other officers.

Chief Baumgardner had served with the Evarts Police Department for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and eight children.

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The grandfather i never knew...must have been a great man!!!!

Mark Abner
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January 27, 2016

 

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