Constable Gideon Manchester:
Gideon Manchester was a Fall River constable on July 16, 1852, when he was approached by citizens regarding a suspect (James Clough) in several house and business break ins that had occurred in the area of Rock St & Purchase St. in recent days. Constable Manchester apprehended the male and while attempting to place Clough into custody,Clough pulled a concealed gun from his waistband and shot Constable Manchester in the abdomen. Constable Manchester was taken to his private residence on Green St. where he was attended to by a doctor for his wound. Constable Manchester was described as a strong 35 year old man, who lingered for several days before succumbing to his mortal wound, three days later on July 19, 1852, surrounded by his wife, Martha, his mother Mary, and his three children Jane, Myles, and Jerimiah Manchester.
Constable Manchester was nominated and approved for inclusion on the National Law Enforcement Wall in Washington, D.C. This will take place on May 13, 2012