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Officer Richard M. Scarborough
Jacksonville Police Department
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: June 22, 1946
Location of Incident: 124 Cottage Avenue
Weapon Used: Firearm, shotgun
Suspect Info: Unknown, executed in 1948

Officers Scarborough and Dyal were shot and killed during a domestic violence call located at 124 Cottage Avenue. The officers had gone to investigate a report that a man was beating his wife. Officer Dyal, who arrived first, was instantly killed by a shotgun blast from the man as he mounted the stairs to his apartment. Minutes later he shot and fatally wounded Officer Scarborough when he arrived. The suspect offered no resistance when other officers arrived and took him into custody.

The suspect was convicted of both murders and executed in the electric chair on June 14, 1948.

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