Officer Elmer E. Honeycutt

Officer Elmer E. Honeycutt

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, June 15, 1924

Elmer E. Honeycutt

Officer Honeycutt was shot and killed while he and another officer searched a wooded area known as King Woods on the rim of the city limits of Greensboro in search of rum runners and gamblers. They were reported to be making this area their rendezvous location. On their way out of the woods the two officers unexpectedly ran into a man who had burglarized three homes on Spring Garden Street the night before. The man shot Officer Honeycutt once through the heart.

Within a few minutes all available officers reinforced by hundreds of citizens surrounded the area. Four hours later the suspect was found and arrested.

The 42-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison on June 15, 1934.

Officer Honeycutt is survived by his parrents. He is a decorated army veteran.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison

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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

June 15, 2015

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