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Officer Edward McConnell | Asheville Police Department, North Carolina Asheville Police Department, North Carolina

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Edward McConnell

Asheville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, July 7, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Acquitted

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Officer McConnell was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner. The man had been arrested for stealing a cow. As Officer McConnell stopped at an intersection the man pulled out a gun and shot him while he was still in the driver's seat.

It was later discovered that the suspect was wanted for the murder of a Anderson, South Carolina Police Officer he shot and killed two years earlier. On November 4, 1912, the suspect was captured in Atlanta, Georgia by the Anderson County Sheriff and a Fulton County Deputy. He was returned to Asheville where he was charged with first degree murder and placed in the Buncombe County Jail. He was later tried and acquitted.

Officer McConnell had been with the agency for four years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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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
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July 15, 2015

 

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