Deputy Sheriff W. J. McFadden

Deputy Sheriff W. J. McFadden

Bannock County Sheriff's Department, Idaho

End of Watch Saturday, August 23, 1913

W. J. McFadden

Deputy Sheriff W.J. McFadden was shot and killed in Grace, Idaho, by a man he attempted to arrest on a charge of bootlegging.

The suspect was apprehended three days later in Cobre, Nevada. Six weeks later he was convicted of Deputy McFadden's murder and sentenced to life. On May 23rd, 1914, he was shot and killed when he attempted to escape from the Idaho Penitentiary.

Deputy McFadden was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff McFadden,
On today, the 102nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bannock County.

R.I.P.
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August 23, 2015

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