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Undersheriff John E. Sealy | Iron County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin Iron County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

Undersheriff

John E. Sealy

Iron County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 7, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Undersheriff John Sealy was shot and killed in Hurley by a railroad employee who mistook him for a burglar.

It was just after midnight when Undersheriff Sealy and a companion were out looking for a burglar who had entered several homes. Seeing the light on in the office of the Wisconsin Railroad Depot, they went there to investigate. An employee, who had worked late, decided to sleep in the office instead of going home. As Undersheriff Sealy entered the employee shot him.

Undersheriff Sealy was survived by his wife and six children.

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He was my great-grandfather. My grandfather, Earl E. Sealy, took over the care of the family. He was the Soo Line railroad agent in Hurley.

Suzanne Eriksson
September 5, 2015

 

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