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Deputy Sheriff John Tileston Downes | Washington County Sheriff's Office, Maine Washington County Sheriff's Office, Maine

Deputy Sheriff

John Tileston Downes

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Maine

End of Watch: Monday, January 28, 1811

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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Deputy Sheriff John Downes was shot and killed in Robinstown while arresting a suspected currency counterfeiter. As Deputy Downes attempted to place the suspect under arrest the man shot and killed him.

The suspect was later executed by hanging for his crime.

Deputy Downes was buried in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada. In the summer of 2004 his grave was located and a ceremony was held honoring his sacrifice and service.

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God Bless you Brother for all you did for the citizens of Maine and the country as a whole. Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
January 28, 2017

 

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