Constable General Jackson Anderson

Constable General Jackson Anderson

Wayne County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, August 21, 1936

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General Jackson Anderson

Constable General Anderson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day when he was shot while attempting to arrest a man who was disrupting the county drainage system near Pueblo, Kentucky.

The subject opened fire on him with a shotgun, fatally wounding him.

The man was charged with murder. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison following a second trial, but appealed the verdict. A third trial resulted in a hung jury and he was released.

Constable Anderson had served as a county constable for five years. He was survived by his wife and nine children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 20, 1936
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Arrested

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I am Generals Grandson and put up the November 17, 2011 post below, forgot to list my name, Ron Hessman.
I created a 17 minute YouTube memorial video of
General Jackson Anderson and his family that is open to the public at:

Ronnie Hessman Reserve Deputy 1985-1995
Johnson County (Indiana) Sheriffs Department, and Grandson

February 22, 2021

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