Sheriff Matt Wann

Sheriff Matt Wann

Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, May 3, 1932

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Matt Wann

Sheriff Wann was shot and killed while serving a warrant on a man at a residence near Scottsboro. As he handcuffed the man, the man's brother immediately picked up a shotgun and fired once, the full force striking the sheriff in the chest killing him instantly.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Not available

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October 27, 2010 - "Scottsboro Stories" - Sheriff Matt Wann, a brave man and the untold story, secrets and questions, the story of a murder.
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Garry Morgan
U.S. AMEDD, Retired; D.O.D Race Relations E.O. Specialist, Retired,

October 11, 2018

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