Chief of Police James Earl Rimmer

Chief of Police James Earl Rimmer

Mooresville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, December 7, 1938

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James Earl Rimmer

Chief of Police Earl Rimmer was killed in an automobile accident on the Wilksboro Road, approximately 16 miles north of Statesville, at about 10:30 pm.

He was returning to Mooresville after having conducted official business. The vehicle ran off the road, possibly due to a flat tire, and overturned several times. Chief Rimmer was killed and his passenger was injured.

Chief Rimmer had served with the Mooresville Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, three children, and mother.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Chief Rimmer,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mooresville.


United States Border Patrol

December 7, 2018

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