Welcome to Dunn, NC: Where Community Matters
Home | Contact | Print       A   A
Visitors
Citizens
Government
Departments
Services
News & Events
Resources
Employment

 

Dunn: All-American City 1989-2013

Police Department » Police Memorial« All Departments


PATROLMAN FLEET MARTIN UNDERWOOD

End of Watch Monday, February 12, 1940

Patrolman Fleet Underwood succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when he was attacked by a mob.

He and his partner had responded to a disturbance at the Greasy Spoon Cafe. While placing an intoxicated suspect under arrest the crowd surrounded the officers and attacked them. Patrolman Underwood was struck in the back of the head with a blunt object. His partner recovered from minor injuries. Three days after the incident the cafe burned to the ground.

Three men were arrested and charged with murder. Two were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 8 to 12 years in prison. Both were paroled in 1943.

Patrolman Underwood had served with the Dunn Police Department for five years. He was survived by his three children.


BIO
  • Age 45
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
INCIDENT DETAILS
  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, February 11, 1940
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Paroled in 1943


 Related Links
Juvenile Sites
»National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
»North Carolina Sex Offender Registry
»Dunn Police Athletic/Activities League
»WPAL-The Prowl Internet Radio
General Police Information
»City of Dunn Email System
»LEO Gang Information
»Community / Neighborhood Watch
»NC Most Wanted
Laws, Ordinances and Prevention
»City of Dunn Codes and Ordinances
»North Carolina Crime Prevention Council
»North Carolina Divsion of Motor Vehicles Drivers License
»NC Bicycle Safety and Laws
Federal, State and Local Sites
»FBI Most Wanted
»All State of North Carolina Website Links
»North Carolina Dept. of Crime Control and Public Safety
Animal Control
»National Animal Control Association
»North Carolina Laws for Animal Control
»North Carolina Rabies Control Association
»NC Spay and Neuter
»NC Department of Agriculture
»NC Animal Response Team
»Animal Law.com
»Dunn Animal Shelter.org
»Pet Finder.com