Officer Darla Lathrem was killed as she supervised five inmates on a construction detail inside the Charlotte Correctional Institution. She was assaulted by three of the inmates as they made an attempt to escape. The inmates were assisting with the building of a new dormitory for the maximum security prison and had access to tools such as hammers and screwdrivers; they attacker her with a five pound sledge hammer.
Deputy Curtis Moore was killed in a motorcycle accident.
Assistant Chief Richard Beecher was killed while searching for an escaped murderer.
City Marshal John Bowman was assassinated by a suspect that fired a shotgun through the front window of Marshal Bowman’s residence. He was shot as an act of revenge for his tough stance against drinking and gambling. The murder took place in front of his wife and four children. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to death but the sentence was later commuted to life.
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