Deputy Constable D. S. Putman

Deputy Constable D. S. Putman

Jefferson County Constable's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, July 15, 1905

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D. S. Putman

Deputy Constable D.S. Putnam was shot and killed while attempting to serve a misdemeanor warrant on a man for using abusive language.

Deputy Constable Putnam was notified that the man had returned to the Banner mines, near Littleton. When he located the man a struggle ensued in which Deputy Constable Putnam was shot in the head with his own revolver. During the struggle, Deputy Constable Putman managed to shoot and mortally wound the suspect. He died in a hospital a week later.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

warrant service

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I am your great grandson and only grandchild. Your son was raised by his mother and then his aunts and uncles after her death. Your service and sacrifice have never been forgotten and passed down to my two daughters, two sons, and five grandchildren. They say we die two deaths - one when our body fails and the other when our name is no longer spoken. I hope it would have been a comfort to you to know that you, your sacrifice and example continue to be remembered.

Houston Paul Putman III
Great Grandson

February 3, 2024

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