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Dec. 07, 1938
Caucasian Male / 55 yrs. of age
Burlington Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Wed. Dec. 07, 1938
Patrolman Vaughn and Sheriff Mercellus Robertson, of the Alamance County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed by two escaped convicts while responding to a burglary-in-progress at a service station at the corner of North Church Street and Trade Street. Both were met with a blaze of gun shots from the darkness as they entered the station. A third officer returned fire through a window killing one of the convicts as they tried to escape through a back door. The other convict escaped.
Both convicts had escaped from an Anson County Prison Camp on October 22, 1938.