Marshal George Prentice Southwood

Marshal George Prentice Southwood

Burnside Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, September 30, 1948

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George Prentice Southwood

Marshal George Southwood was shot and killed at the Burnside Bridge by a local constable he attempted to arrest for drunkenness. The constable opened fire with a pistol as Marshal Southwood approached his truck.

The 63-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Marshal Southwood was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 30, 2020

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