Gun Belt and Holster Donated by Granddaughter of Fallen Officer
|Jenny Cooper, granddaughter of James S. Mullins, |
holding his gun belt and holster.
On August 6, 1926, Inspector Mullins stood outside the Dickenson County, VA, courthouse discussing a warrant with colleagues E.J. Sutherland, the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Dickenson County, and Miles Sykes, the Justice of the Peace. According to official eyewitness testimony of both of these men, Inspector Mullins was approached and shot three times by Dickenson County Sheriff, Pridemore Fleming.
|Prohibition Inspector James S. Mullins c. 1926|
Ms. Cooper believes that the hole visible in Inspector Mullins’s holster is from one of the bullets that ultimately killed him.