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Constable Joe Hill Breedlove | Dumas Constable's Office, Arkansas Dumas Constable's Office, Arkansas

Constable

Joe Hill Breedlove

Dumas Constable's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch: Saturday, September 21, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: 27 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/19/1940

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Executed in 1940

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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.

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74 years later & you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice, you will always be remembered.

Citizen Tracy Corley
Louisiana
September 21, 2014

 

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