Officer Edward McConnell

Officer Edward McConnell

Asheville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, July 7, 1911

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Edward McConnell

Officer Edward McConnell was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner. The man had been arrested for stealing a cow. As Officer McConnell stopped at an intersection the man pulled out a gun and shot him while he was still in the driver's seat.

It was later discovered that the suspect was wanted for the murder of a Anderson, South Carolina Police Officer he shot and killed two years earlier. On November 4, 1912, the suspect was captured in Atlanta, Georgia by the Anderson County Sheriff and a Fulton County Deputy. He was returned to Asheville where he was charged with first degree murder and placed in the Buncombe County Jail. He was later tried and acquitted.

Officer McConnell had been with the Asheville Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Acquitted

murder suspect, prisoner custody, transport

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