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Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Mon January 1, 2018, 6:36 pm
by Eagle One
Many years ago a Hamlet police chief was killed after responding to a domestic dispute. The killer went on the run and a big manhunt followed. A small plane was sent up to try and spot the shooter. This is a two part question. Who was the officer ? What was the shooter hiding under when the plane was trying to spot him? Good luck !!! :roll:

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Mon January 1, 2018, 6:56 pm
by eddie hobbs
Chief John B Fallow

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Tue January 2, 2018, 7:41 pm
by Eagle One
Well you got the first part right Eddie. Chief John B. Fallow. Now comes the really tough part. What was the shooter hiding under to keep the plane from spotting him. And the Class of 64 was a great one. Old Eagle One here was a member and classmate of yours. Hope you're doing well. Haven't seen you since graduation.

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Wed January 3, 2018, 5:02 pm
by sigmore
Just a wild guess, but was it under a watermelon??

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Wed January 3, 2018, 5:38 pm
by Eagle One
sigmore wrote:Just a wild guess, but was it under a watermelon??

Sorry sigmore, this was a good guess and you deserve credit for trying. I personally believe that no one will guess this one, but he was actually hiding under something that would be hard to believe. :lol:

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Wed January 3, 2018, 6:04 pm
by Bruce Osburn
I know! I know! He was hiding under a huge sand lug on Goodman's tobacco farm!

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Wed January 3, 2018, 11:04 pm
by Eagle One
Bruce Osburn wrote:I know! I know! He was hiding under a huge sand lug on Goodman's tobacco farm!

Sorry Bruce, try again. I'll give you guys a little help. It was in a rural area south of Hamlet and it might have been a farm.

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Thu January 4, 2018, 10:50 am
by Bruce Osburn
Okay, so I was wrong. How about hiding in a peach packing house on the south end of Battley Dairy Road?

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Thu January 4, 2018, 6:08 pm
by Eagle One
Bruce Osburn wrote:Okay, so I was wrong. How about hiding in a peach packing house on the south end of Battley Dairy Road?

You're very close on the area Bruce but he wasn't inside the peach packing house. I've talked with some of the old timers that was involved in the search and they all confirmed that he was hiding under something out in the open and did so as he heard the spotter plane approaching. He had to make a quick decision and this object was the closest.

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Thu January 4, 2018, 9:37 pm
by Bruce Osburn
Okay, so I'm 0 for 2. Well, how about a rickety ol' farm wagon left out in the open?

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Thu January 4, 2018, 11:54 pm
by Eagle One
Bruce Osburn wrote:Okay, so I'm 0 for 2. Well, how about a rickety ol' farm wagon left out in the open?

Hey there Bruce. Wrong again. But man you're getting very, very hot. I'll give you a hint. It's something that had a lot to do with an old farm wagon.

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Fri January 5, 2018, 10:14 am
by Bruce Osburn
Well, now I'm 0 for 3... three strikes and I'm out, but since the last one could be considered a foul tip I get another swing. So how about a haystack?

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Fri January 5, 2018, 8:20 pm
by Eagle One
Bruce Osburn wrote:Well, now I'm 0 for 3... three strikes and I'm out, but since the last one could be considered a foul tip I get another swing. So how about a haystack?

Wrong again Bruce but I've got you down for 3 foul tips and 2 more swings. I think you're gonna hit one over the wall on the next swing. You guessed an old farm wagon on one. I never saw a old farm wagon with a motor on it, so how did the old farmer get his wagon to move? And as Sherlock Holmes often told his trusted "sidekick" ------- "it's really quite elementary Watson." :wink:

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Fri January 5, 2018, 11:30 pm
by Bruce Osburn
I got it! I got it! A tractor! He was hiding under a tractor!

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Sat January 6, 2018, 12:59 am
by Eagle One
Bruce Osburn wrote:I got it! I got it! A tractor! He was hiding under a tractor!

Bruce, Bruce !!! OK Bruce, one more hint. This was a farm animal that pulled the wagon. Now tell me what kind of animal it was and please don't say a cow, goat or oxen. I thought you'd pick up on the phrase "sidekick." You gotta know the answer by now. :roll: :roll: Keep on plowing Bruce.

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Sat January 6, 2018, 2:08 am
by eddie hobbs
A Mule

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Sat January 6, 2018, 2:18 am
by Bruce Osburn
A horse?

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Sat January 6, 2018, 3:23 am
by Eagle One
eddie hobbs wrote:A Mule

Well Eddie, after I gave all those hints to Bruce, you came up with the mule answer, which is correct. I talked with some old guys years back who confirmed that it was indeed a mule. The shooter was in a farm field south of Hamlet in the general area which Bruce described. When he heard the plane coming he had no other option than to make a run for the underside of a mule which was standing nearby. Therefore the plane spotters couldn't see him under the mules belly and passed him over. He was later caught though in a different location. As I said, this info was conveyed to me by some old timers years ago who was involved in the search. From what I remember hearing them say was that the shooter killed his wife and her sister. Chief Fallow knew the man and considered him to be a friend and was trying to persuade the shooter to come off his porch and surrender peacefully when the guy took aim and killed the chief. Now that's the way it was told to me and others may have heard the story differently. But my story came straight from the "mules mouths."

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Sat January 6, 2018, 11:59 am
by Bruce Osburn
Hey! That's not fair! I eliminate all the obvious answers and Eddie slips in sideways with the right answer! That's just like Jeopardy... the fellow with the last answer gets the prize. I quit!

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Sun January 7, 2018, 7:51 pm
by Eagle One
The first one with the right answer wins the prize. That's the rules. I gave enough hints to give the answer. I quit too. Sorry I made someone mad...!!!

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Sun January 7, 2018, 8:24 pm
by Bruce Osburn
Actually, I'm not mad. I was just trying to inject a little humor into the game by teasing Eddie of guessing "mule" 8 minutes before I guessed "horse". Give us another trivia question, Eagle One and I'll play again. (Notice there are no exclamation points in this post. This one is in all seriousness).

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Mon January 8, 2018, 2:01 am
by eddie hobbs
I will gladly accept any prize if it will get me out of this nine degree weather!

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Wed March 7, 2018, 1:07 am
by freddie hassler
Fact or Fiction, I 've heard that a Man who killed a Hamlet Police Chief, was caught and dragged behind a car down Main St. until he died Anyone else heard that tale :?:

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Wed March 7, 2018, 9:51 am
by Malcolm McLellan
Fiction ! I saw it all, it did not happen.

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Mon March 12, 2018, 3:43 am
by freddie hassler
was this man who shot the Chief the same one who shot Rex H?

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Mon March 12, 2018, 9:35 am
by Malcolm McLellan
no

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Mon March 12, 2018, 11:25 pm
by freddie hassler
I do know who shot Chief King, it was Mrs Skipper who also lived in Longwood Park. she ran a small Gro Store and lived in it. Chief King and some more Hamlet Policemen went to her back door. she was to go with them to Dix Hill, but when she opened the back door she fired one time at point blank range Hitting Chief King in the Chest. the bullets she used was old and only brused him, may have hit his badge first. they retreated and found out Chief King was not hurt and went back to the door she had closed and was nailing shut. that was a give away she didn't have Gun in hand and broke in and got Mrs. Skipper and took her to jail to be taken to Dix Hill[/b]

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Wed March 14, 2018, 10:58 am
by lynnsteen
If memory serves me correctly, the man who shot Rex Howell was James Diggs.

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Sun March 25, 2018, 7:24 pm
by Wayne Fuller
Wine-o, what the Skipper woman's first name?

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Mon March 26, 2018, 5:59 am
by freddie hassler
Never knew her First name Wayne just by Mrs. Skipper

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Mon March 26, 2018, 12:10 pm
by Malcolm McLellan
Mrs. Ida Skipper according to the Hamlet News report.

Re: Hamlet Police Chief Killed

Posted: Sat April 7, 2018, 9:49 pm
by freddie hassler
@Malcolm, you probably read about it sometime shortly after it happened?