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Patrolman Chauffeur Marvin L. Farmer | Richmond Police Department, Virginia Richmond Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman Chauffeur

Marvin L. Farmer

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, July 18, 1942

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Sentenced to 5 years

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Patrolman Farmer was stabbed while attempting to apprehend a prostitute on East Broad Street. He and another officer were on patrol when they observed the prostitute and a male enter an alley. When the officers surprised the two the man fled on foot and prostitue produced a knife and stabbed Patrolman Farmer.

An autopsy revealed Patrolman Farmer died from a heart attack he suffered after being stabbed and that the stab wound had nothing to do with it. The 32-year-old woman was convicted of maliciously wounding an officer and sentenced to five years in prison.

Patrolman Farmer had been with the agency for six years.

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Even these small reflections do not go unnoticed. From his surviving grandchildren, great grandchildren, and now multiple great-great grandchildren-THANK YOU. And thank you to all who continue to serve. You continue on in his honor and all others who have come before you.

Spencer Clarke
November 11, 2014


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