Deputy Sheriff Melvin Duncan Livingston

Deputy Sheriff Melvin Duncan Livingston

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, November 14, 1892

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Melvin Duncan Livingston

Deputy Livingston was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for disturbing the peace on election day. As he read the warrant he was shot by the suspect, who then fled the scene.

The suspect was arrested near Laurinburg, North Carolina. As he was being taken to Rockingham County by train a group of citizens intervened at Laurel Hill and lynched the suspect.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched by mob

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I was searching for family members who served on this site. I found your story on here. At first I wonder if we were related. Then I thought to myslef it doesn't matter because we our brothers of the thin blue line. Thank you for your service. Gone but not forgotten.

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Wise, Virginia Police Department

July 6, 2012

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