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Constable William H. Hardmount | Monterey County Constable's Office, California Monterey County Constable's Office, California

Constable

William H. Hardmount

Monterey County Constable's Office, California

End of Watch: Saturday, September 2, 1854

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/2/1854

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: One escaped; One hanged

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Constable Hardmount was shot and killed when he attempted to break up a fight between several men from America, Mexico and Ireland. The suspects were fighting over rum. One of the men shot and killed Constable Hardmount when he attempted to stop the fight.

The suspect's accomplice was wounded by return fire. The suspect who shot Constable Hardmount escaped, but his accomplice was arrested and hung the following day in the center of town.

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We read your ODMP entry in our patrol line-up today in an effort to honor your memory and sacrifice. Rest in peace.

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San Ramon PD (CA)
September 6, 2012

 

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