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Detective Samuel H. Hamilton | Birmingham Police Department, Alabama Birmingham Police Department, Alabama


Samuel H. Hamilton

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, May 12, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Detective Hamilton was shot and killed at the scene of a domestic dispute.

Detective Hamilton went with a man to his ex-wife's home with a court order awarding him their two children. The woman resisted and opened fire killing Detective Hamilton. The woman was arrested and charged with murder. It was later discovered the court order was a fake and the man was charged with attempted kidnapping. The woman who testified she was trying to shoot her husband was acquitted.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 12, 2015


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