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Deputy Sheriff Linzy J. Yarbrough | Rowan County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Rowan County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Linzy J. Yarbrough

Rowan County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, June 3, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/2/1927

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1928

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Deputy Yarbrough succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to arrest a man wanted for a shooting in Charlotte. Deputy Yarbrough had located the man and was attempting to identify him when the man suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking him in the neck.

Deputy Yarbrough was transported to a hospital in Salisbury, where he died the following day.

The suspect was apprehended, tried, and convicted of Deputy Yarbrough's murder. He was executed in the electric chair on February 17, 1928.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 3, 2015


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