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Deputy Constable Andrew Jackson Russell | Campbell Township Constable's Office, Missouri Campbell Township Constable's Office, Missouri

Deputy Constable

Andrew Jackson Russell

Campbell Township Constable's Office, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, September 13, 1874

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Constable Andrew Russell was shot and killed as he and several other officers attempted to arrest two brothers who were wanted in Texas for stealing a horse.

The officers had traveled to Douglas County and located the men inside the family home. When the officers announced their presence both subjects grabbed their rifles and fled out of the back of the home. Deputy Russell and another officer ran around the home to rear and started pursuing the men, who were fleeing on foot. The father of the two, who was still inside the home, opened fire on the officers and struck Deputy Russell in the back, killing him.

It is not known if the men were ever apprehended.

Deputy Russell had served with the Campbell Township Constable's Office for approximately three years and had previously served with the Springfield Police Department for at least three years.

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Deputy Constable Russell,
On today, the 142nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Campbell Township.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
September 13, 2016

 

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