Constable William A. Russell, Jr.

Constable William A. Russell, Jr.

Madison Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, November 22, 1903

William A. Russell, Jr.

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.

Bio

  • Age 65
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Blunt object; Lumber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 22, 2015

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