Agent Harold Lane Caldwell

Agent Harold Lane Caldwell

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, September 14, 1979

Harold Lane Caldwell

Agent Harold Caldwell was shot and killed while backing up local officers investigating a kidnapping case in Corinth, Mississippi.

As Agent Caldwell's partner spoke to the suspect the man began to draw a weapon. Agent Caldwell immediately intervened and attempted to disarm the man, but was fatally shot.

Agent Caldwell had served with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics for 2-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge V-42

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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As your anniversary approaches I continue to think about you daily. I made it to National Police Week and as I visited my friend who was killed in the line of duty and eight officers my team has laid to arrest, I made my way to your name.
It was honestly the hardest of all the names to visit. My son is now 3rd generation law enforcement and he was able to share the moment with me.
I am still glad we learned what happened on that day from your brother and have come to terms with what haunted me for 30 years.
I hope that god has brought comfort to your family and that you are at peace.
Never Forgotten!

Sergeant Michael Barnes
Burr Ridge PD Illinois

September 11, 2018

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