Police Officer Henry Bluford

Police Officer Henry Bluford

Newberry Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, October 19, 1874

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Henry Bluford

Police Officer Henry Bluford was shot and killed while attempting to end a riot.

He died at the scene.

The suspect was indicted for murder and acquitted in 1875.

Police Officer Bluford had served with the Newberry Police Department for ten months. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

civil unrest

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