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Sheriff Thomas Wooldridge | Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Sheriff

Thomas Wooldridge

Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Thursday, May 19, 1842

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Pardoned

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Sheriff Thomas Wooldridge was shot and killed in an ambush by a suspect he had previously arrested. As Sheriff Wooldridge walked down a street in Jasper the suspect shot him from an upstairs window.

The suspect was sentenced to two years in prison, but was later pardoned by a judge that was also a personal friend of the suspects.

Sheriff Wooldridge had served with the Dubois County Sheriff's Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife.

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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

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 19, 2015

 

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