Sheriff Matt Wann

Sheriff Matt Wann

Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, May 3, 1932

Matt Wann

Sheriff Wann was shot and killed while serving a warrant on a man at a residence near Scottsboro. As he handcuffed the man, the man's brother immediately picked up a shotgun and fired once, the full force striking the sheriff in the chest killing him instantly.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Not available

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I only recently learned about the heroic acts of this great man. Unlike the others of his era, he stood up to the clan to defend the young black youth falsely accused of crime which i am sure led to his murder. His service will never be forgotten and his story should be known so it can be an inspiration to everyone.

not a cop

June 18, 2018

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