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May. 09, 1927
Caucasian Male / 60 yrs. of age
Albemarle Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. May. 09, 1927
Chief Troutman was accidentally shot and killed by one of his officers during an arrest situation. The chief and several officers had arrested three suspects and placed them in the patrol vehicle. One of the prisoners started to resist and one of the officers struck him in the head with the barrel of his gun. The gun fired on impact, striking Chief Troutman in the head.
Chief Troutman had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.