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Deputy Sheriff Hugh Craft | Madison County Sheriff's Office, Alabama Madison County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff

Hugh Craft

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 12, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Hugh Craft was assassinated because of his previous work as a federal prohibition agent.

Deputy Craft was driving from his farm in Gurley, Alabama, to Huntsville when he was ambushed and shot in the face with a shotgun. The suspects then shot him in the head with a pistol before fleeing.

Deputy Craft had recently retired as a federal prohibition agent before being appointed a deputy sheriff in Madison County. He had previously served as the chief of police of the Gurley Police Department. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 15, 2015

 

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