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Deputy Sheriff Walter H. Randolph County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff

Walter H. "Doc" Mann

Randolph County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, May 13, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Deputy Sheriff Walter Mann was shot and killed on Kaskaskia Island on the Mississippi River as he and the sheriff attempted to arrest a man for shooting at a neighbor. As they arrived at the man's home he shot Deputy Mann through his glass front door killing him instantly. The sheriff apprehended the suspect later in the day.

On November 19th, 1928, the subject was convicted of Deputy Mann's murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison January 16th, 1935.

Deputy Mann was survived by his wife and four children.

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Deputy Mann's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 10-12-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police
October 12, 2017

 

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