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Deputy Sheriff W. W. Dundon | Callaway County Sheriff's Department, Missouri Callaway County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff

W. W. Dundon

Callaway County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 3, 1873

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/14/1873

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff W.W. Dundon and Sheriff George Law were shot and killed while escorting a prisoner from the courthouse to jail after the man was convicted of a crime.

An angry crowd on horses attacked the carriage on Mexico Road, near the Synodical College in Fulton, and fired into it. Sheriff Law and Deputy Dundon were both mortally wounded.

Sheriff Law died nine days later and Deputy Dundon died 19 days later.

A suspect was charged with both murders but was acquitted at his trial seven months later.

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Sheriff George Washington Law
Callaway County Sheriff's Department, Missouri
End of Watch: Saturday, August 23, 1873
Cause: Gunfire

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Deputy Sheriff Dundon,
Sir, it has taken over 142 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Callaway County.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
January 2, 2016

 

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