County Policeman Linton Snow Skelton

County Policeman Linton Snow Skelton

Hart County Board of Commissioners, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, November 2, 1924

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Linton Snow Skelton

County Policeman Linton Snow Skelton was shot and killed as he and the sheriff-elect attempted to serve a warrant on a man at his home five miles west of Hartwell, Georgia.

As the two officers approached the door, the suspect opened fire with a double barrel shotgun. The first shot struck Policeman Skelton in the face and neck, killing him. Several pellets from the second shot struck the sheriff-elect in the hand and body.

The suspect fled through the rear of the house and was pursued by a posse. On December 5th, 1924, he was apprehended in Tampa, Florida.

Policeman Skelton had served as a special officer for the Hart County Board of Commissioners for approximately three years. He was survived by his wife, four sons, and three daughters.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

warrant service

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Rest in Peace, Policeman Skelton. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

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March 31, 2012

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