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Constable Albert E. Wood | Wayne County Constable's Office, Illinois Wayne County Constable's Office, Illinois

Constable

Albert E. Wood

Wayne County Constable's Office, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, April 28, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Paroled in 1915

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Constable Albert Wood was shot and killed as he and another constable escorted a prisoner to jail.

The prisoner's brother approached them and demanded that the man be released. When Constable Wood refused the brother opened fire, killing Constable Wood and wounding the other constable.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 18 years. He was paroled February 5, 1915.

Constable Wood was survived by his wife and six children.

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Constable Wood,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wayne County.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
April 28, 2014

 

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