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Constable Walter J. Lovett | Farmville Police Department, North Carolina Farmville Police Department, North Carolina

Constable

Walter J. Lovett

Farmville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, January 20, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1907

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Constable Lovett was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on two men who had been involved in a disturbance with two other men. As Constable Lovett approached the men one of them opened fire, fatally wounding him.

Both suspects were apprehended and charged with Constable Lovett's murder. The suspect who shot Constable Lovett was sentenced to death and hanged in Greenville on January 15, 1907. The second suspect was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Constable Lovett had been appointed as constable only 3 weeks earlier.

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Constable Lovett,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Farmville.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
January 20, 2016

 

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