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Memorial to Junius B. Slack

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: November 27, 1891
Rank: Mounted Officer
Years of Service: 11
Marital Status: Married
Children: Five
Location of Death: Mount Pleasant Area


Officer Slack, while off duty, responded to his neighbor's home, for a disturbance. The neighbor, Charles Myers stabbed Officer Slack twice with a large knife when he attempted to arrest Myers for disorderly conduct.

Charles Myers was arrested on the scene and Officer Slack died about two days later from his wounds.



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