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Town Marshal William A. Hendon | Guin Police Department, Alabama Guin Police Department, Alabama

Town Marshal

William A. Hendon

Guin Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Monday, December 1, 1890

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Deceased

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Town Marshal William Hendon was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a 17-year-old subject for drunk and disorderly conduct.

The subject escaped following the shooting.

Marshal Hendon was survived by his wife and three children.

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The Marshall was attempting to control 4 kids who were on a 3 day drunken spree. He was a good man trying to keep the peace as best he could. His family suffered and tried to get past the event. The town itself was never the same afterward. To this day the event is still remembered, as it should be, in the town of Guin, AL.

We ask that God bless his memory and forever give him peace.

John S. Hendon
Great Grandson
December 16, 2016

 

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