Chief John M. Swearingen

Chief John M. Swearingen

Independence Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, January 16, 1884

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John M. Swearingen

Chief Swearingen was accidentally shot and killed when his gun fell to the floor and discharged while he was checking on prisoners.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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