Constable Joe Hill Breedlove

Constable Joe Hill Breedlove

Dumas Constable's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, September 21, 1940

Joe Hill Breedlove

Constable Joe Breedlove was shot and killed as he attempted to serve a warrant to a subject wanted for assault.

As Constable Breedlove entered the man's home the subject opened fire with a shotgun, killing him.

The suspect was convicted of Constable Breedlove's murder and executed in the electric chair on December 13, 1940.

Constable Breedlove had served in law enforcement for 27 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 19, 1940
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1940

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Joe Breedlove is my paternal great grandfather. He and my father were very close, and his murder deeply affected my dad, who is now 85. I bear his name.

Veteran Joe Porter
Great Grandson

November 11, 2017

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