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Sergeant Roscoe William Wheless | Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Sergeant

Roscoe William Wheless

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 4, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: North Carolina

Incident Date: 3/3/1924

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Convicted

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Sergeant Wheless was shot and killed while checking a freight train in the South Rocky Mount Yards in North Carolina.

During one of the checks he located three men inside a freight car. As he was taking the men into custody, one of them produced a handgun and shot him in the neck.

Sergeant Wheless was taken to Rocky Mount Hospital where he died the following day.

The suspect who shot Sergeant Wheless was arrested and convicted of murder. He was sentenced to a long prison term in the state prison.

Sergeant Wheless was survived by his wife and four children.

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