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 James C. Costello, Policeman

James C. Costello

Monday, March 31, 1930



Costello, James C.

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: Unknown

Division: Georgia Street

Location: 7th and Lucas

Date Killed: Monday, March 31, 1930

Cause of Death: Shot by a Robbery Suspect

Bio: Policeman Costello was shot and killed as he
and his partner made a traffic stop. When Policeman Costello made
contact with the driver the man pulled a gun. As Policeman Costello
backed away his partner and the suspect exchanged shots. Policeman
Costello was shot in the chest during the exchange. The suspect
fled the scene but was arrested the following day with a gunshot
wound to his knee.

The suspect, who was charged with first degree murder, was tried
and acquitted.

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