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Deputy Sheriff James Crawford Drake | Madison County Sheriff's Office, Alabama Madison County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff

James Crawford Drake

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 11, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy James Drake was shot and killed as he attempted to serve a civil paper on a man. The suspect was in possession of another man's mule, and a bond had been issued to have the mule returned to the owner.

As Deputy Drake attempted to deliver the bond the suspect opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. The suspect was never apprehended.

Deputy Drake was survived by his wife and four children.

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James Crawford Drake was my Grandfather, whom I never got to meet. He was a good husband and father and we will always remember his sacrifice to uphold the law.

Patricia (Sanderson) Keeton
Granddaughter
December 2, 2012

 

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