Chief of Police James Earl Holcombe

Chief of Police James Earl Holcombe

Greenville Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, May 30, 1915

James Earl Holcombe

Chief James Holcombe succumbed to gunshot wounds received 19 days earlier during a barricade situation.

Another officer had been shot and wounded by the man and Chief Holcombe and other officers attempted to make a forced entry. As they did so the suspect fired through a window, fatally wounding Chief Holcombe. The other officers shot and wounded the suspect who died from his wounds a month later.

Chief Holcombe was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, May 11, 1915
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

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