December 21, 2014

Somerset Officer Kills Prisoner, Pulaski, 1909

Previously:

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[September 23, 1909] -

OFFICER KILLS NEGRO:--Henry Waddle of Somerset, shot and killed a negro, Joe Smith, on the streets there Saturday night. Waddle was bossing a gang of convicts, when Smith who had been ugly, drew a revolver and began shooting at him. Waddle returned fire, killing the negro. [1]







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[September 24, 1909] -


Henry Waddle, a Somerset policeman, shot to death Joe Smith, a Negro he was placing in jail. Smith had a pistol that Waddle did not know about. [2]




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[1] Excerpt from "In Our Own State." The Citizen, Berea, KY. September 23, 1909. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052076/1909-09-23/ed-1/seq-1/

[2] Excerpt from "In Neighboring Counties." The Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 24, 1909. Page 1. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052021/1909-09-24/ed-1/seq-1/

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