Sergeant James R. Hand

Sergeant James R. Hand

Pocahontas Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, March 14, 1982

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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

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