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Police Officer James M. Early | Birmingham Police Department, Alabama Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

James M. Early

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Monday, April 15, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer James Early was shot and killed by a burglary suspect that he and several other officers were attempting to arrest.

The suspect barricaded himself inside a garage for over an hour. Officer Early was shot five times and killed and a police captain was wounded during the shootout. The suspect surrendered after running out of ammunition.

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