Detective Samuel Ulysses Spence

Detective Samuel Ulysses Spence

Bessemer Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, September 15, 1913

Samuel Ulysses Spence

Detective Samuel Spence succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day when he and another detective responded to a disturbance call at an establishment known as Paul's Hall.

A subject opened fire on the detectives, striking Detective Spence in the side. The round severed his spinal cord and caused paralysis of his legs. The other detective was able to return fire and killed the subject.

Detective Spence was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 14, 1913
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Det. Spence,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bessemer.

R.i.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 15, 2013

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