Constable Elijah Chenault

Constable Elijah Chenault

Alexandria Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, August 4, 1823

Elijah Chenault

Constable Chenault was killed when he was struck over the head with a stick while attempting to seize property from a woman who had failed to pay a debt. A struggle ensued during which the woman struck him over the head, causing a fatal wound.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to one year in jail and fined $85. The fine was later dismissed by President James Monroe after she served her jail term.

Constable Chenault had served as a constable for Alexandria off and on for over 25 years. He was survived by his wife and several children.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year

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Constable Chenault,
On today, the 193rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Alexandria. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

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United States Border Patrol

August 4, 2016

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