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Officer William J. Street | Huntsville Police Department, Alabama Huntsville Police Department, Alabama


William J. Street

Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Monday, October 8, 1883

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Edged weapon; Axe

Offender: Lynched

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Officer William Street was killed when he was struck in the head with an axe as he investigated a disturbance at a home. When he arrived at the home he found it to be occupied by a single man. As he began to leave another man, who had been hidden in a closet, came up from behind and struck him on the head with the axe.

The killer was taken from jail by an angry mob of citizens and lynched.

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Rest in peace, Officer Street. I found your grave in Maple Hill Cemetery recently; it's a lovely, shaded and peaceful place. We remember you every year at the Police Memorial Day service, and a member of your family pins your flower to the wreath every year they can.

Thank you for your service. Please continue to watch over our brothers and sisters as they do their best to keep us all safe.

Lt. (retired) Winnie Bailey
August 29, 2015


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