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Constable Benjamin M. Nalls | Culpeper County Constable's Office, Virginia Culpeper County Constable's Office, Virginia


Benjamin M. Nalls

Culpeper County Constable's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, September 24, 1885

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/23/1885

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 18 years

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Constable Benjamin Nalls was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men who were making a disturbance along Davis Street in Culpeper at approximately 10:00 pm.

During the arrest Constable Nalls was shot in the back of the head. He passed away the following evening. One of the men was arrested at the scene and the other was arrested in Charlottesville several days later. The second man arrested was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 18 years in prison. The disposition of the other suspect is not known.

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Constable Nalls,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nalls County.


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September 24, 2015


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