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Sheriff Ray Compton | Rush County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Rush County Sheriff's Department, Indiana


Ray Compton

Rush County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Monday, October 3, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sheriff Ray Compton was shot and killed while attempting to serve warrants on a man for operating illegal liquor stills. The suspect escaped but later committed suicide after being involved in a shootout with Cincinnati, Ohio, officers. At the time of Sheriff Compton's murder, the suspect was an escapee from several murders committed in Iowa and Missouri.

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