Sheriff John H. Wisner

Sheriff John H. Wisner

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, March 30, 1870

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John H. Wisner

Sheriff John Wisner was shot and killed by members of a lynch mob who were seeking to murder a prisoner in the parish jail.

A group of about 15 to 20 men numbering went to the county jail and shot Sheriff Wisner in the chest through a closed door. They then entered the jail and murdered the prisoner.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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