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Chief of Police James Erville Vaughan | Carver Police Department, Massachusetts Carver Police Department, Massachusetts

Chief of Police

James Erville Vaughan

Carver Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 23, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 9/20/1908

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief of Police James Vaughan succumbed to stab wounds sustained three days earlier while serving an arrest warrant on a man. The suspect produced a knife and stabbed Chief Vaughan and an officer who was accompanying him.

The other officer shot and killed the suspect.

Chief Vaughan had served with the Carver Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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