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Chief of Police Clyde Franklin Davis | Malvern Police Department, Arkansas Malvern Police Department, Arkansas

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Clyde Franklin Davis

Malvern Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Friday, April 21, 1933

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief of Police Clyde Davis and Patrolman Leslie Potts was shot after responding to a disturbance at a home on Main Street.

Patrolman Leslie Potts was off duty and preparing for his son's 10th birthday party when he was notified of the shooting. He knew the suspect and responded to the scene. When he arrived he encountered the subject holding a .22 caliber rifle. He was able to talk the man into lowering the weapon but a child on the ground floor ran out of the home, causing a screen door to slam shut.

The noise startled the offender who raised the rifle and shot Patrolman Potts in the stomach, killing him.

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