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Officer Edward F. Minor
Jacksonville Police Department
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: April 05, 1895
Location of Incident: Unknown
Weapon Used: Firearm
Suspect Info: Simms

Officer Minor was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a fugitive who was hiding inside of a barn. The suspect was wanted for killing another man in a local bar. As the suspect was barricaded in the barn, Officer Minor entered and exchanged shots with the man. Officer Minor was struck in the chest during the exchange. He was able to walk out of the barn where he laid down and succumbed to the wound.

The suspect was arrested and hung three months later.

Officer Minor had been with the agency for 1 year and was survived by his mother, four brothers, and sister.

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