100 Years Ago Today

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Patrolman Dies Of Wounds In Tennessee

Patrolman Clarence Livingston was a member of the mounted squad of the Chatanooga, Tennessee Police Department. Last night while on patrol at 2:35AM he had seen a light in the Dillard’s Saloon on Main Street and had gone around through the alley to investigate. Livingston apprehended a burglar in the saloon and was at once arrested. Another burglar hidden underneath the saloon fired and hit Livingston in the stomach. Charles McWhorter, a local barber, had noticed the officer go behind the house was within a few feet of Livingston when the shot was fired. The two assailants fled.

On September 1, 1912 Clarence Livingston died of his wounds. He is survived by a wife and two children.

Chatanooga Police Patrolman Clarence Livingston


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