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Constable William A. Russell, Jr. | Madison Police Department, Alabama Madison Police Department, Alabama


William A. Russell, Jr.

Madison Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, November 22, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: Not available

Weapon: Blunt object; Lumber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Constable William Russell succumbed to injuries sustained when he was struck on the head by a woman wielding a heavy stick, while attempting to serve court papers. The court papers were the result of the woman failing to pay for furniture.

The woman was charged with Constable Russell's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Constable Russell was a veteran of the Army of the Confederate States of America and served in the Civil War. He had previously served as a deputy for the Madison County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his wife and six children.

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Constable Russell,
On today, the 112th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Madison.


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November 22, 2015


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