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Sheriff Luther T. Bozeman | Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Alabama Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Sheriff

Luther T. Bozeman

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Friday, September 29, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

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Sheriff Luther Bozeman was struck and killed by a truck driven by a moonshiner who attempted to escape as the sheriff and his deputies raided his still. Deputies shot out the tires on the suspect's truck and captured him near the scene.

The suspect, accused of having deliberately run over Sheriff Bozeman, was charged with first degree murder. At his trial he claimed he did not see the sheriff because he was standing in tall grass. On April 15, 1951, he was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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I was almost 6 when uncle Luther was killed. I still remember him falling asleep with a cigar in his mouth. He was my hero. I will never forget the day he died.

raymond george
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November 20, 2013

 

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