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Sheriff William Brewer Shirey | Troup County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Troup County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Sheriff

William Brewer Shirey

Troup County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, February 26, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1917

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Sheriff Shirey was shot and killed when he was ambushed while attempting to destroy a still in rural Troup County. Eleven suspects were apprehended the following day. At least two of the suspects were convicted of Sheriff Shirey's murder. One of the suspects was sentenced to life. The second suspect was sentenced to death and was hung on Court Square on July 26, 1917.

Sheriff Shirey had served as the Sheriff of Troup County for three years.

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Our thanksfor the service of Sheriff William Shirey on this, the 100th anniversary of his death. The Thin Blue Line survives.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
February 26, 2017

 

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