Deputy Sheriff William Henry Dawkins

Deputy Sheriff William Henry Dawkins

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, June 15, 1901

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William Henry Dawkins

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.


  • Age 63
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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.


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June 15, 2017

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