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HONORING OUR FALLEN POLICE OFFICER ELWIN M. SLATER End of Watch: OCTOBER 8,190…

HONORING OUR FALLEN
POLICE OFFICER ELWIN M. SLATER
End of Watch: OCTOBER 8,1903

Police Officer Elwin Slater accidentally shot and killed himself while attempting to assist Officer Silas Marts, who had just been shot by a suspect.

The two officers had responded to a disturbance involving a drunk man at a local store. As Officer Marts entered the store he was shot in the neck by the suspect with a .45 caliber pistol and killed instantly.

As Officer Slater entered the store to help Officer Marts he began to draw his weapon which discharged and struck him in the leg. Officer Slater succumbed to his wound the next day.

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