Patrolman Chauffeur Marvin Luther Farmer

Patrolman Chauffeur Marvin Luther Farmer

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, July 18, 1942

Marvin Luther Farmer

Patrolman Marvin Farmer was stabbed while attempting to apprehend a prostitute on East Broad 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 prostitute produced a knife and stabbed Patrolman Farmer.

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

Patrolman Farmer had been with the agency 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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Even these small reflections do not go unnoticed. From his surviving grandchildren, great grandchildren, and now multiple great-great grandchildren-THANK YOU. And thank you to all who continue to serve. You continue on in his honor and all others who have come before you.

Spencer Clarke

November 11, 2014

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