Bio & Incident Details
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Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber
Offender: Released in 1973
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.