Sergeant James R. Hand

Sergeant James R. Hand

Pocahontas Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, March 14, 1982

James R. Hand

Sergeant Hand was shot and killed at the Pocahontas Police Station by a juvenile perched in a nearby tree with a high-powered rifle. Another officer was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Sergeant Hand was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

Most Recent Reflection

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Well James its been 31 years now and i still think of you often,more so lately.My daughter Dallas graduated fron the acadamy yesterday,its bitter sweet and not sure about it.She glowed yesterday as we did at graduation in 1980, its kind of funny that she was only 2 when we graduated and now she is the first certified female officer in Randolph County history.Things are-a-changing...

Dr. Dennis G. Basco
My Brother My Partner

November 16, 2013

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