Motorcycle Officer Elsie T. Lewis

Motorcycle Officer Elsie T. Lewis

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, March 3, 1928

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Elsie T. Lewis

Motorcycle Officer Elsie Lewis was shot and killed when he and his partner stopped a vehicle, occupied by two men, for running a red light.

One of the suspects opened fire, killing Officer Lewis and wounding the other officer. The wounded officer, with a bullet in his leg, chased and cornered the suspects several blocks away. As he fought with them, several citizens came to his assistance and the suspects were subdued.

Both suspects were charged with murder. The gunman was convicted of murder and executed in the electric chair on July 10th, 1928.

Officer Lewis was survived by his expectant wife and a son.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1928

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We think of you often and wish we could have had the chance to get to know you. Thank you for your service.

Yvonne Hughes
Granddaughter of Elsie Lewis

June 8, 2018

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