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Chief of Police J. E. Westbrook | McComb Police Department, Mississippi McComb Police Department, Mississippi

Chief of Police

J. E. Westbrook

McComb Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 3, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1928

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Chief J.E. Westbrook was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for passing a forged check.

The suspect was sentenced to death, but escaped from prison while his case was being appealed to the United States Supreme Court. He was arrested in Calgary, Canada, and returned to Mississippi. He was executed by hanging on December 14, 1928.

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Chief Westbrook, your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City of McComb and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
August 3, 2016

 

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