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Officer W. Eugene Minor

In Memory of Officer W. Eugene Minor

October 25, 1929

Motorcycle Officer W. Eugene Minor stopped a vehicle for a minor traffic violation on October 25, 1929. Unknown to Minor, the driver was transporting a load of stolen chickens. The man shot and killed Minor with a shotgun and was able to flee the scene before the murder was discovered. After attempting to evade a roadblock, the suspect abandoned his truck and was killed by officers in the area of Safety Harbor.