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Constable Calvin Nathaniel Wyatt | Rock Creek Constable's Office, North Carolina Rock Creek Constable's Office, North Carolina

Constable

Calvin Nathaniel Wyatt

Rock Creek Constable's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, March 24, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 30 years

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Constable Nathaniel Wyatt was shot and killed as he and a Wilkes County deputy investigated the theft of an automobile motor.

The officers and a civilian had gone to a home where they located the possible stolen motor. Upon their arrival, they observed a group of boys standing in the yard, one of whom was holding a jar of whiskey.

The boy began to run from the scene with the deputy and civilian in pursuit. Constable Wyatt, who stayed behind with the other youths, began to examine a shotgun that was laying nearby. As he did so, one of the other youths produced a .38 caliber revolver and shot him in the head, and killed him instantly. The shooter then stole Constable Wyatt's wallet and watch and fled the scene.

The suspect was captured in 1940. He was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison August 9, 1940.

Constable Wyatt was survived by his wife.

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James Kotke
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WSF Park Police (Wi.)
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