Officer John F. Suggs

Officer John F. Suggs

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, February 15, 1896

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John F. Suggs

Officer John Suggs was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for beating his wife.

The suspect was arrested by officers but was then forcibly taken from the officers by angry citizens and hanged.

Officer Suggs was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched by citizens


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Officer Suggs,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Montgomery.


United States Border Patrol

February 15, 2021

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