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Special Deputy William H. Engel | Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Special Deputy

William H. Engel

Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 13, 1919

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Special Deputy William Engel was shot and killed while assisting with transporting prisoners to the Indiana Reformatory.

Special Deputy Engel was escorting a murder suspect when the suspect suddenly drew a pistol and shot him in the back of the head. The suspect had obtained the pistol from his girlfriend at the train station where the prisoners were being loaded.

Special Deputy Engel had served with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department for only one day. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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