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Constable Moore C. Wisdom | Purdy Constable's Office, Tennessee Purdy Constable's Office, Tennessee


Moore C. Wisdom

Purdy Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, August 30, 1834

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Charged with murder

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Constable Moore Wisdom was stabbed to death by a prisoner he was escorting to the town jail.

A citizen had obtained a warrant the man for engaging in an illegal game of slight of hand involving a thimble and a ball. Constable Moore located the the subject three miles north of town and the two road back to town on Constable Moore's horse.

As they arrived at the jail the subject suddenly produced a long knife and stabbed Constable Wisdom several times, inflicting fatal wounds. The man was charged with murder and an accomplice was charged as an accessory to murder for having given him the knife.

Constable Wisdom was survived by his parents and several siblings.

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Constable Wisdom,
On today, the 182nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Purdy.


United States Border Patrol
August 30, 2016


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