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

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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

Incident Date: 10/8/1883

Weapon: Edged weapon; Axe

Suspect: 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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Today on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

D. Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons
October 8, 2014

 

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