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Patrolman Aaron Liberty, Jr. | Woodville Police Department, Mississippi Woodville Police Department, Mississippi

Patrolman

Aaron Liberty, Jr.

Woodville Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Saturday, June 14, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Released in 1973

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Patrolman Liberty was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a man in a local bar.

Patrolman Liberty and his partner were forced to leave when several men interfered with their attempt to arrest the man. As they dealt with an unruly mob outside the bar, shots rang out from a nearby alley. Patrolman Liberty, shot four times in the back, managed to return fire, wounding a man who would later be charged with his murder.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. In 1973 he was released from prison when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that his trial was mishandled.

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Officer Liberty your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City Woodville of and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
June 14, 2016

 

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