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Deputy Sheriff William Henry Dawkins | Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Florida Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

William Henry Dawkins

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, June 15, 1901

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 63

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Dawkins was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an escaped convict. He entered a house the suspect was hiding in and was shot in the stomach with a double-barrel shotgun.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. On July 28, 1901, he was shot and killed when he attempted to escape from the Jefferson County Jail.

Deputy Dawkins was survived by his wife and six children.

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Deputy Sheriff Dawkins,
On today, the 116th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jefferson County.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
June 15, 2017

 

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