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Constable Elijah Chenault | Alexandria Police Department, Virginia Alexandria Police Department, Virginia

Constable

Elijah Chenault

Alexandria Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, August 4, 1823

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Sentenced to 1 year

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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.

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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

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
August 4, 2016

 

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