Sheriff Ray Compton

Sheriff Ray Compton

Rush County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, October 3, 1932

Ray Compton

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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