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Patrolman John Ledbetter | Joplin Police Department, Missouri Joplin Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman

John Ledbetter

Joplin Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 10, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 6/7/1903

Weapon: Blunt object; Rock

Offender: Never apprehended

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Patrolman John Ledbetter was killed by the leader of a disorderly group that he was attempting to disperse.

When Patrolman Ledbetter attempted to arrest members of the group for refusing to leave, the suspect struck Patrolman Ledbetter over the head with a rock. Patrolman Ledbetter died three days later from his injury.

The suspect was never identified nor apprehended, but years later a town resident on his deathbed confessed to the murder.

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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
Texas
June 15, 2015

 

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