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Deputy Sheriff J. P. Chandler | Poinsett County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Poinsett County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

Deputy Sheriff

J. P. Chandler

Poinsett County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Sunday, January 7, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1914

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Deputy Sheriff J.P. Chandler was shot and killed in Tyronza, Arkansas, while attempting to serve an arrest warrant that had been issued in Alabama on a subject for shooting another man.

Deputy Chandler was waiting at the backdoor of the subject's residence. As a second deputy entered the front door, the brother of the wanted man opened fire on Deputy Chandler, killing him, before he fled.

The suspect remained at large until May 1913 when he was arrested in Missouri. He had recently been released from the Alabama Penitentiary where he was serving a life sentence for murder. He was pardoned because he had tuberculosis and was not likely to live much longer. His brother, whom the officers were trying to arrest, was wanted in Alabama for murder. He was convicted of Sheriff Chandler's murder and hanged March 12, 1914.

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Deputy Sheriff Chandler,
On today, the 105th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pointsett County.


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January 7, 2017


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