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Joplin Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: MO, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 23, 1901
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 27 yrs. of age
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Dept: Joplin Police Dept.
MO   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: MO   USA   Tue. Apr. 23, 1901
Summary: Patrolman James Sweeney and Patrolman Brannon were shot and killed by a group of vagrants they had just arrested from the Kansas City Railroad yards. As the Patrolmen were transporting the group of suspects to jail the suspects turned on them with guns and shot and killed both patrolmen.

Patrolman Sweeney is buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Joplin, Missouri.

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