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Sheriff A. H. Gotcher | Coahoma County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi Coahoma County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

Sheriff

A. H. Gotcher

Coahoma County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch: Saturday, June 26, 1954

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Gotcher was shot and killed as he and other officers searched a cotton warehouse for a man wanted for murder. The suspect shot Sheriff Gotcher five times when the sheriff discovered him hiding behind a door.

Other officers returned fire killing the suspect.

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Sheriff Gotcher your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to Coahoma County and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
June 27, 2016

 

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