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Chief of Police Francis Hays Wilmoth | Coalton Police Department, West Virginia Coalton Police Department, West Virginia

Chief of Police

Francis Hays Wilmoth

Coalton Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 22, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Lynched by mob

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Chief Francis Wilmoth was shot and killed while arresting two suspects. A third suspect shot him from an ambush position.

Two of the men were lynched by an angry mob two days later. The third suspect was arrested by a posse who located him hiding in the mountains near Montrose.

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Rest In Peace Chief Wilmoth, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections
July 22, 2013

 

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