Patrolman Dick Potter

Patrolman Dick Potter

Blytheville Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, March 22, 1942

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Dick Potter

Patrolman Potter was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic dispute at a beauty salon. The suspect then shot and killed his estranged wife before being wounded and arrested by other officers.

On September 17, 1942, the suspect suffered a stroke while working with the vegetable work crew at Tucker Prison Farm. He died the next day.

Patrolman Potter had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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My Mother was Dick Potter"s wife and she was pregnant with my Brother at the time of his death, Rest in peace. Sir, My brother looks just like you, so sorry you never got to meet him,

Beckie Miles
Daughter of his wife

January 1, 2016

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