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Patrolman Fleet Martin Underwood
Dunn Police Department
North Carolina

End of Watch: Monday, February 12, 1940

Biographical Info
Age: 45
Tour of Duty: 5 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Assault
Date of Incident: Sunday, February 11, 1940
Weapon Used: Blunt object
Suspect Info: Not available

Patrolman Martin succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when he was attacked by a mob. He and his partner had responded to a disturbance at a local bar. While placing an intoxicated suspect under arrest the crowd surrounded the officers and attacked them. Patrolman Martin was struck in the back of the head with a blunt object. His partner recovered from minor injuries.

Patrolman Martin had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his three children.

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