Deputy Sheriff Linzy J. Yarbrough

Deputy Sheriff Linzy J. Yarbrough

Rowan County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, June 3, 1927

Linzy J. Yarbrough

Deputy Yarbrough succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to arrest a man wanted for a shooting in Charlotte. Deputy Yarbrough had located the man and was attempting to identify him when the man suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking him in the neck.

Deputy Yarbrough was transported to a hospital in Salisbury, where he died the following day.

The suspect was apprehended, tried, and convicted of Deputy Yarbrough's murder. He was executed in the electric chair on February 17, 1928.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 2, 1927
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1928

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 3, 2015

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