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Constable John Nimrod Ferguson | Union Parish Ward 8 Constable's Office, Louisiana Union Parish Ward 8 Constable's Office, Louisiana

Constable

John Nimrod Ferguson

Union Parish Ward 8 Constable's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Friday, December 16, 1887

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Constable John Ferguson was shot and killed from ambush on the highway between Farmerville and Shiloh.

He was returning to Shiloh after going to Stein's Bluff to make collections when he was ambushed and shot in the head. His murder remained unsolved until November 1898 when three men were arrested. Two of the mean accepted plea deals and were sentenced to life in prison. The third subject was acquitted of murder.

Constable Ferguson was a Confederate Army veteran of the Civil War. He was survived by his wife, three children, and three siblings.

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My Great Great Grandfather. 2 of his assassins pled guilty to murder in 1898 and got life in prison.

Detective Kenneth Pace
Carrollton Police Dept, Texas
February 1, 2017

 

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