Patrolman James E. Roughen

Patrolman James E. Roughen

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, January 22, 1934

James E. Roughen

Patrolman James Roughen was shot in the back and killed while attempting to stop an illegal poker game.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and executed in the electric chair on November 15, 1934.

Patrolman Roughen had served with the agency for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1934

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Patrolman Roughen,
On today, the 84th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Savannah. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 22, 2018

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