Officer Russell Preece

Officer Russell Preece

Kermit Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, November 4, 1942

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Russell Preece

Officer Russell Preece was shot and killed by a man he was arguing with over a recent election. The 37-year-old suspect suddenly produced a pistol and shot him. Officer Preece managed to return fire mortally wounding the suspect.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Preece,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kermit. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 4, 2022

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