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Constable James S. Childress | Marshall County Constable's Office, Alabama Marshall County Constable's Office, Alabama


James S. Childress

Marshall County Constable's Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Thursday, December 14, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Constable James Childress was shot and killed approximately eight miles east of Guntersville while attempting to serve papers in a civil suite.

The subject opened fire on Constable Childress with a shotgun after the constable dismounted his horse to serve the papers.

The man fled the area and was arrested in Texas in March 1895. He was returned to Alabama where he was charged with murder.

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My great grandfather. His wife was pregnant with my grandmother when he died.

Rhonda Banks
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October 6, 2017


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