Today we honor new Cumberland Chief James welch who died today february 16 1928

Today we honor Chief James Welch who died today, February 16, 1928. Chief Welch was shot with a shotgun while on patrol with his motorcycle and had been healing from those wounds when he was caught up in an explosion of an illegal bootlegging operation during a Prohibition Operation.

You can read about Chief Welch and the other Officers that died on duty in our county at the Cumberland County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation;