Patrolman Chauffeur Marvin Luther Farmer

Patrolman Chauffeur Marvin Luther Farmer

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, July 18, 1942

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Marvin Luther Farmer

Patrolman Marvin Farmer was stabbed while attempting to apprehend a prostitute in the 300 block of North 17th Street. He and another officer were on patrol when they observed the prostitute and a male enter an alley.

When the officers surprised the two the man fled on foot and the prostitute produced a knife and stabbed Patrolman Farmer.

An autopsy revealed Patrolman Farmer died from a heart attack he suffered after being stabbed. The 32-year-old woman was convicted of maliciously wounding an officer and sentenced to five years in prison.

Patrolman Farmer had served with the Richmond Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

sex offense

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Patrolman Farmer,
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 Richmond. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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