Marshal George E. Perkins

Marshal George E. Perkins

Lepanto Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 10, 1923

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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

warrant service, domestic

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Marshal Perkins,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lepanto.


United States Border Patrol

April 10, 2023

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