Henry D. Humphrey Memorial.

Memorial to Victim of Bonnie and Clyde

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Alma, Arkansas

Poor Henry Humphrey. As the city marshal of Alma he was making his rounds on the night of June 22, 1933, when he was surprised by Bonnie and Clyde's gang. They forced him into the town bank, tied him to a pillar with baling wire, and stole the bank's small safe. They even stole Humphrey's gun.

The next afternoon he again unexpectedly ran into the gang, this time on a road north of town. A shootout ensued, Humphrey was mortally wounded, and the gang then stole his replacement gun.

In 1986, 53 years after his violent death, Henry Humphrey was honored with a memorial on the front lawn of Alma's police station. The memorial's inscription space appears to be designed to accommodate additional officers lost in the line of duty, but thus far it's only Henry Humphrey.

Memorial to Victim of Bonnie and Clyde

Address:
Fayetteville Ave., Alma, AR
Directions:
I-40 exit 12 onto US 71 south. Go through the traffic light, bear left, then turn right onto Fayetteville Ave./Hwy 162 into downtown. Drive to the other end of town. You'll see Popeye Park on the right; the monument is across from it, on the left, in front of the police station.
Admission:
Free
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