Patrolman Aylmer Ragland

Patrolman Aylmer Ragland

Jonesboro Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, December 25, 1920

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Aylmer Ragland

Patrolman Aylmer Ragland was shot and killed while raiding a dice game on Christmas night

The suspect in his murder was arrested, however, a mob forcibly removed him from the county jail and hanged him from a telephone pole.

Patrolman Ragland had served with the Jonesboro Police Department for several years. He was survived by his son, brother, and sister.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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


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Patrolman Ragland will never be forgotten. RIP

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

July 29, 2022

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