Patrolman John Thomas Logan McCord

Patrolman John Thomas Logan McCord

Greenwood Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, May 2, 1941

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John Thomas Logan McCord

Patrolman John McCord was shot five times at close range while investigating a suspicious person.

He was being taken to his home by an on-duty officer after finishing shift when the figure of a man was seen in a vacant lot at the corner of Jordan Street and East Cambridge Street.

When the officers turned the spotlight on the man, he began running. Patrolman McCord pursued and was shot while capturing the fleeing man. The subject was immediately captured by the second officer.

The suspect was tried and acquitted. He testified he was chasing a dog when someone among a crowd of people standing beside the road hit him on the head. He said he turned and fired his gun. He said he learned later he killed Patrolman McCord.

Patrolman McCord had served with the Greenwood Police Department for 13 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Acquitted

suspicious person

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Your heroism and service is honored today on the 71rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 2, 2012

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