Patrolman Lawyer Young

Patrolman Lawyer Young

Drew Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, August 20, 1972

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Lawyer Young

Patrolman Young was shot and killed by a man who was upset that he had previously been issued two summonses for driving with no license.

Patrolman Young and another officer where checking doors of businesses on Main Street at about 9:00 pm when the man drove up and asked to speak to a third officer who had issued him the tickets. When the officers responding that the other officer was off duty the man pulled out a .22 caliber revolver and opened fire, striking both officers. Despite their wounds, both officers returned fire and killed the subject.

The other wounded officer drove Patrolman Young to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Patrolman Young had served with the Drew Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, eight children, 16 grandchildren, three brothers, and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 2711

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Hello yes my name is michael living in st.louis,mo. I had done a genealogy on my family and lawyer young had come up as being the father to my my uncle lloyd and melvin curious to know if I have the right person. Can you tell me if lawyer Young was a African American man? Also has he lived anywhere else in the United States

Michael Young

October 7, 2020

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