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Chief of Police Edgar Hamrick | Shelby Police Department, North Carolina Shelby Police Department, North Carolina

Chief of Police

Edgar Hamrick

Shelby Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, August 28, 1904

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed

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Chief Hamrick was shot and killed at the city jail after arresting a man for being drunk in public. The suspect produced a pistol he had hidden on his body and fatally shot Chief Hamrick. The suspect also wounded the county sheriff and a jailer. The man was apprehended and hung on the court square.

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This is still how justice should be server. Thank you for your service. RIP.

Retired Chief of Police Johnny Murrt
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September 13, 2016

 

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