Patrolman Henry Johnny Booth

Patrolman Henry Johnny Booth

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, August 14, 1979

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Henry Johnny Booth

Patrolman Henry Booth was shot and killed at 7:55 pm while attempting to arrest a wanted person on a warrant. During a struggle, the suspect managed to gain control of his service revolver and shot him.

The suspect was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. The Alabama Supreme Court overturned the conviction and ordered a new trial. On December 12th, 1983, he was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Patrolman Booth was a Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Mobile Police Department for eight years. He is buried in Wilson Cemetery at Spanish Fort, Alabama.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

warrant service

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Rest in peace knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement To your nephew Mike, God Bless you and your departed brother, congratulations on turning your life around and best to you always for continued physical and mental well being. As I said above, take some small comfort in knowing your uncle will never be forgotten by his LE brethren.

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

August 14, 2020

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