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Patrolman Samuel W. Slocum | Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island


Samuel W. Slocum

Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch: Sunday, February 4, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 22 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Patrolman Samuel Slocum suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot pursuit of an armed suspect.

He had responded to a call involving a drunk man who was brandishing a gun at his neighbors. When the suspect saw Patrolman Slocum he fled on foot. Patrolman Slocum was able to capture the suspect after a short chase. He placed the man in handcuffs and then collapsed.

Patrolman Slocum had served with the Pawtucket Police Department for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Patrolman Slocum,
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 Pawtucket.


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February 4, 2016


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