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Forest City in Rutherford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Police Memorial

 
 
Police Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
1. Police Memorial Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of

Left Panel
Captain
Roy Huskey

Rutherford County
Sheriff's Department
Born May 25, 1931
Shot and killed in the
line of duty in rural
Rutherford County
May 31, 1979


Center Panel
Trooper
R.L. "Pete
Peterson

N.C. State
Highway Patrol
Born January 29, 1942
shot and killed in the
line of duty in rural
Rutherford County
May 31, 1979

Right Panel
Sergeant
Millard Owen
Messersmith

Rutherford County
Sheriff's Department
Born June 20, 1920
shot and killed in the
line of duty in rural
Rutherford County
May 31, 1979
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." St. John 15:13

 
Location. 35° 20.019′ N, 81° 51.87′ W. Marker is in Forest City, North Carolina, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Main Street and Mill Street, in the median on E. Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forest City NC 28043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rutherford County Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Forest City Confederate Memorial
Police Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
2. Police Memorial Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Burnt Chimney (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forest City (about 800 feet away); Elisha Baxter (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Cool Springs Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rev. James Milton Webb (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Forest City.
 
Also see . . .  Officer Down. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Heroes
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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