Chief of Police William Cyrus Barrow

Chief of Police William Cyrus Barrow

Americus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, June 27, 1913

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William Cyrus Barrow

Chief of Police Bill Barrow was shot and mortally wounded by a man he arrested for drunkenness. The suspect resisted arrest, snatched the chief's pistol, and shot him through the abdomen. The suspect was arrested a short time later.

Minutes after his arrest, the suspect was seized from the local jail by a mob of more than 400 men and hanged.

Chief Barrow is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Americus, Georgia.


  • Age 68
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 22, 1913
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Lynched

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice, and rest in peace always knowing that you will always be remembered.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 27, 2020

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