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Sergeant James R. Hand | Pocahontas Police Department, Arkansas Pocahontas Police Department, Arkansas


James R. Hand

Pocahontas Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Sunday, March 14, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Hand was shot and killed at the Pocahontas Police Station by a juvenile perched in a nearby tree with a high-powered rifle. Another officer was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Sergeant Hand was survived by his wife and three children.

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Well James its been 31 years now and i still think of you often,more so lately.My daughter Dallas graduated fron the acadamy yesterday,its bitter sweet and not sure about it.She glowed yesterday as we did at graduation in 1980, its kind of funny that she was only 2 when we graduated and now she is the first certified female officer in Randolph County history.Things are-a-changing...

Dr. Dennis G. Basco
My Brother My Partner
November 16, 2013


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