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Image of Officer Austin PriceEnd of Watch: Saturday, June 6, 1931
Officer Austin Price

Personal Info
Age: 41
Tour of Duty: Not Available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, June 6, 1931
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Completed sentence and released

Officer Price was shot and stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a man for being drunk in public. As he made the arrest the suspect stabbed him several times. He then gained possession of Officer Price's service weapon and shot him several times.
The suspect was convicted of Officer Price's death and sentenced to prison. He was released after completing his sentence.

Image of Officer Roy WatkinsEnd of Watch: Saturday, October 7, 1939
Officer Roy Watkins

Personal Info
Age: 29
Tour of Duty: 3 years

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, October 7, 1939
Weapon Used: Shotgun; 12 gauge
Suspect Info: Apprehended

Officer Watkins was shot and killed as he responded to a domestic disturbance. A man had threatened to kill everyone inside the house if the woman living there did not come outside. As the officer approached the man opened fire with his 12-gauge shotgun, fatally wounding Officer Watkins. The suspect was apprehended later that evening.

Officer Watkins had been with the agency for three years.

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