On this day in 1964, North Carolina Highway Patrolman James H. Marshburn was shot and killed by an escaped prisoner.
Patrolman Marshburn and his partner had come upon two prison escapees when they were fired upon by the suspects. Patrolman Marshburn was struck three times and died of his injuries a short time later at the hospital.
Patrolman Marshburn was 21-years old at the time of his death.
Patrolman James H. Marshburn - EOW 9/19/1964