Patrolman George Claud Holt Pickett

Patrolman George Claud Holt Pickett

Pine Bluff Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, April 28, 1901

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George Claud Holt Pickett

Patrolman George Pickett was shot and killed while on night patrol in the downtown area after all of the businesses had closed.

He was shot in the face when he approached two suspicious men at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Pine Street. Both suspects, who were brothers, were apprehended in Fort Smith on February 4th, 1903. One was charged with murder.

Patrolman Pickett was killed on his first day as a patrolman for the Pine Bluff Police Department. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

suspicious person

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Patrolman Pickett,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pine Bluff.


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April 28, 2021

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