Bio & Incident Details
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Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to 6 years
Chief of Police John Harden was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of two brothers.
Chief Harden and a county jailer who was with him became engaged in a struggle with one of the men. The second brother shot and killed him during the struggle.
The brother who was in the struggle was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six years in prison. The brother who shot Chief Harden was charged with murder.
Chief Harden was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.