Chief of Police John B. Fallow

Chief of Police John B. Fallow

Hamlet Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, May 5, 1942

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John B. Fallow

Chief of Police John Fallow was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to arrest a man who had murdered his own wife, two sisters-in-law, and nephew.

The subject was shot and killed by a posse the following day.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt, murder suspect

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Chief Fallow,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hamlet. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 5, 2022

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