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Deputy Sheriff John Gardener | Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Deputy Sheriff

John Gardener

Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Monday, June 1, 1885

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy John Gardener and Deputy William Cox were shot while attempting to arrest two brothers for robbery. During the arrest the suspects opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Gardener on the scene. Deputy Cox suffered severe wounds and remained paralyzed until his death two years later. The suspects fled the scene but were arrested six years later in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Deputy Gardener had been deputized that day for the arrest.

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Deputy Sheriff William Cox
Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana
End of Watch: Monday, May 23, 1887
Cause: Gunfire

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

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June 1, 2015

 

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