Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Sheriff Jeff D. Morgan | Independence County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Independence County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas


Jeff D. Morgan

Independence County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Thursday, September 15, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Executed in 1904

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Sheriff Jefferson Morgan was shot and killed by an escaped convict while attempting to question the man on Main Street. The suspect had escaped from the Izard County Jail three years earlier and had fled to Iowa. The man returned to Arkansas to visit family but was recognized by citizens and the sheriff was alerted.

The sheriff located the man coming out of the City Hotel and asked him who he was. The suspect immediately began to run, pulled out a .38 caliber handgun, and shot Sheriff Morgan. A citizen who witnessed the shooting grabbed the sheriff's gun and he, along with other citizens, began to chase the suspect. The suspect became cornered in a barn and the citizens began shooting inside and threatened to burn it down.

The suspect surrendered and was charged with Sheriff Morgan's murder. He was found guilty and hung for the crime on November 25, 1904.

Sheriff Morgan had served with the Independence County Sheriff's Department for 2 years and was survived by his wife.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 6 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio
September 15, 2013


Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2017 Deaths