Type of Officer: Police Officer
Death Date: 7/2/1924
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
On July 1, 1924, following reports of a family disturbance, Officer Monroe arrived at the Maynor Cheek home to find that Cheek had pistol-whipped his wife, taken their child, and gone to a store. When Monroe approached Cheek, who still had his son with him, Cheek fired. Because of the child, Monroe did not return fire. Monroe died the next day. Police Officers, the National Guard, guards from the reformatory and citizens engaged in a manhunt for Cheek. He was captured two hours later after the incident. He received a life sentence for murdering Monroe.