Chief of Police Sheldon C. Mecomber

Chief of Police Sheldon C. Mecomber

North Platte Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Thursday, January 15, 1920

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Sheldon C. Mecomber

Chief Mecomber and Patrolman George Rodgers were shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men for gambling in a pool hall on East Front Street. When the officers told the men they were under arrest the suspects pulled out revolvers and opened fire, killing both officers. The owner of the pool hall shot and killed one of the suspects. The other suspect escaped.

Chief Mecomber was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 63
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender One shot and killed

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 15, 2020

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