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Town Marshal Seaborn J. Crook | Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama

Town Marshal

Seaborn J. Crook

Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 16, 1881

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Town Marshal Seaborn Crook was shot and killed by a subject whom he had arrested the previous for disorderly conduct and being drunk in public.

The subject located Marshal Crook standing in the doorway of the town hotel and struck up a conversation with him. After the marshl declined his invitation to go hunting together the man shot him in the chest with a shotgun, killing him instantly.

The man was arrested and charged with Marshal Crook's murder. He was found guilty of second degree murder in two different trials. He was sentenced to four years in prison where he died before finishing his sentence.

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Marshal Crook,
On today, the 136th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jacksonville.


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August 16, 2017


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