Night Marshal E. C. Harrington

Night Marshal E. C. Harrington

Shaw Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, June 8, 1937

E. C. Harrington

Night Marshal Harrington was shot and killed at a drug store in Shaw.

As Marshal Harrington was walking his beat, the owner of the local drug store invited him into his store and then began criticizing him for arresting one of his employees. As Marshal Harrington defended his actions, the owner became enraged, produced a pistol and shot him.

The suspect was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years in prison December 23, 1937.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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Officer Harrington your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The Town of Shaw and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD

June 8, 2016

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