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Description: Traffic Cop Dead Of WoundDate: March 28 1930
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 7
TRAFFIC COP DEAD OF WOUND
T. E. Wright Who Was Shot By Judge Skeggs Died In Hospital
DECATUR, March 28 (AP) – T. E. Wright, policeman, died late last night at a hospital here form bullet wounds in the abdomen said to have been received when he was shot by Judge William E. Skeggs. Several blood transfusions were made.
Judge Skeggs is in the county jail here. He was arrested Wednesday night by Patrolman William Moore, who was with Wright at the time of the shooting.
The officers reported they had stopped Judge Skeggs for a traffic infraction when he fired at them, one of the bullets taking effect in Wright’s abdomen.
Judge Skeggs has been prominent in this section for a number of years having served as probate judge of Morgan county for 18 years. He is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the legislature, in which body he served several years ago.