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County Policeman Linton Snow Skelton | Hart County Board of Commissioners, Georgia Hart County Board of Commissioners, Georgia

County Policeman

Linton Snow Skelton

Hart County Board of Commissioners, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, November 2, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Apprehended

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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.

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

Officer 11169
March 31, 2012


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