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City Marshal John L. Hammond | Vernon Police Department, Texas Vernon Police Department, Texas

City Marshal

John L. Hammond

Vernon Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, May 17, 1890

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Fall

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At approximately 2:00 a.m, City Marshal John L. Hammond went to the residence of Wilbarger County Sheriff J.T. Conn. The sheriff's residence was on an upper floor of the county courthouse. Marshal Hammond woke Sheriff Conn to pick up an arrest warrant. Sheriff Conn went down to his office by a back stairway. Marshal Hammond accidentally fell 20 feet from the balcony at the head of the main stairway. Hammond lived only a few minutes and did not speak.

As a mark of respect the city council of Vernon issued a resolution regarding the accidental death of City Marshal John L. Hammond. The Knights of Pythias of which he was a member, stated that they will erect and present a residence to the widow.

Hammond was survived by his wife and children. He is buried in Eastview Memorial Park, Vernon, Texas.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 17, 2015


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