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Deputy Sheriff Herbert Coryell | Alexander County Sheriff's Office, Illinois Alexander County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff

Herbert Coryell

Alexander County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, September 4, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Acquitted

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Deputy Sheriff Herbert Coryell was shot and killed as he and a local constable attempted to arrest a bootlegger at a still near Sandusky. The suspect shot Deputy Coryell in the head, killing him.

On April 11, 1931, the suspect pled guilty to manufacturing liquor and was sentenced to 18 months. He was acquitted of murder.

Deputy Coryell had served with the Alexander County Sheriff's Office for only three months. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Deputy Sheriff Coryell's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call in April 2016 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
April 27, 2016

 

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