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Police Officer Jimmy Dale Halcomb | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

Jimmy Dale Halcomb

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Friday, April 16, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 293

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Jimmy Halcomb was shot and killed by a teenage sniper who was using armor piercing ammunition near the intersection of Lombard and Carey Streets. The suspect shot and wounded two other officers and three civilians before giving himself up. Officer Halcomb was taking cover behind an automobile when he was shot.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life plus 60 years July 1, 1977.

As a result of this incident, the Baltimore Police Department created the Quick Response Team.

Officer Halcomb had served with the Baltimore Police Department for 8 years. He is survived by his expectant wife and two daughters.

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Thank you very much for your service to our country. I am very sorry for the loss that your friends and family must feel. I hope my letter to the parole board made it on time.

John Haseltine - Civilian
October 7, 2016

 

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