County Policeman Linton Snow Skelton

County Policeman Linton Snow Skelton

Hart County Board of Commissioners, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, November 2, 1924

Linton Snow Skelton

Policeman Linton Snow Skelton was shot and killed as he and the sheriff-elect attempted to serve a warrant on a man at his home five miles west of Hartwell, Georgia.

As the two officers approached the door, the suspect opened fire with a double barrel shotgun. The first shot struck Policeman Skelton in the face and neck, killing him. Several pellets from the second shot struck the sheriff-elect in the hand and body.

The suspect fled through the rear of the house and was pursued by a posse. On December 5, 1924, he was apprehended in Tampa, Florida.

Policeman Skelton had served as a special officer for the Hart County Board of Commissioners for approximately 3 years. He was survived by his wife, four sons, and three daughters.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in Peace, Policeman Skelton. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 31, 2012

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