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- Dec. 07, 1938 -
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Burlington Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: NC, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Dec. 07, 1938
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 55 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Burlington Police Dept.
NC   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 20 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NC   USA   Wed. Dec. 07, 1938
Summary: 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.

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