Marshal George E. Perkins

Marshal George E. Perkins

Lepanto Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 10, 1923

Add to My Heroes

George E. Perkins

Marshal George Perkins succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to serve a warrant on a man related to a domestic issue.

He and a sheriff's deputy when to the shop where the man worked to serve the warrant. The subject opened fire, fatally wounding Marshal Perkins and wounding the deputy in the hand. Despite their wounds, both officers returned fire and killed the subject.

Marshal Perkins was taken to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he died the following day.

Marshal Perkins had only served with the Lepanto Police Department for one week. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 1 week
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, April 9, 1923
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

domestic, warrant service

Most Recent Reflection

View all 1 Reflections

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 17, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.