Chief of Police J. E. Westbrook

Chief of Police J. E. Westbrook

McComb Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, August 3, 1926

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J. E. Westbrook

Chief J.E. Westbrook was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for passing a forged check.

The suspect was sentenced to death, but escaped from prison while his case was being appealed to the United States Supreme Court. He was arrested in Calgary, Canada, and returned to Mississippi. He was executed by hanging on December 14, 1928.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1928

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Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 3, 2020

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