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Marshal William J. Hart | Falco Marshal's Office, Alabama Falco Marshal's Office, Alabama


William J. Hart

Falco Marshal's Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, May 31, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Alaska

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Paroled in 1926

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Marshal William Hart was shot and killed as and deputies from the Covington County Sheriff's Office attempted to arrest a subject for illegally selling whiskey.

The suspect had barricaded himself inside of his home and opened fire on the officers from inside, fatally wounding Marshal Hart and wounding a deputy.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of first degree murder, and sentenced to life. He was paroled on January 20, 1926.

Marshal Hart had served as the Falco marshal for one year. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Great Great Grandfather and Brother, you will not be forgotten. I never met you but would not be here without you. I'm honored to continue the work for which you gave your life. Rest In Peace.

Officer Christopher Jubach
Lancaster Police Department
February 11, 2017


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