Hingham Journal Article, "Chief James Brutally Assaulted"

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Title

Hingham Journal Article, "Chief James Brutally Assaulted"

Description

This item is a newspaper article from the September 3, 1915 edition of the Hingham Journal.  It discusses the escape attempt of two convicts who were given permission to wash themselves before being taken to court.  They assaulted Police Chief Washington James with a hammer and then ran from the building.  Although he was severely injured, James pursued the two escapees along with with a physician, two deputy sherrifs, and several others.  James shot and killed one of the convicts and the other was arrested.  He was then taken to his trial.  James was seen by a physician who stated that his injuries were extremely serious.

Subject

James, Washington Irving, 1851-1928
Police
Criminals
Crimes
Violence
Chasing
Harmon
Williams
Green, William
Whelan, Charles
Adams, Ira G.
Magner, William
Condon, John
Spring, Charles L.

Source

Hingham Journal, September 3, 1915.

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Date Issued

1915 September 3

Rights

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Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Clippings

Spatial Coverage

Hingham (Mass.)

Temporal Coverage

1915

Citation

“Hingham Journal Article, "Chief James Brutally Assaulted",” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed June 26, 2022, https://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/258.