100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Policemen Killed In Texas

On October 6, 1912, Deputy Richard Shipp, along with Roy Harrington, George Duncan and Assistant Chief John Southall of the Greenville, Texas Police department responded to a call of a man being intoxicated and firing his pistol. As they approached the man he opened fire, striking Southall in the forehead, stomach and leg. Deputy Shipp was shot through the heart and killed. Southall wounded the suspect who was killed by the other Deputies.

Assistant Chief John Southall of the Greenville, Texas Police department

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