Chief of Police Edgar Hamrick

Chief of Police Edgar Hamrick

Shelby Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, August 28, 1904

Edgar Hamrick

Chief Hamrick was shot and killed at the city jail after arresting a man for being drunk in public. The suspect produced a pistol he had hidden on his body and fatally shot Chief Hamrick. The suspect also wounded the county sheriff and a jailer. The man was apprehended and hung on the court square.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed

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This is still how justice should be server. Thank you for your service. RIP.

Retired Chief of Police Johnny Murrt

September 13, 2016

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