Sheriff Palmer Morrison Watts

Sheriff Palmer Morrison Watts

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, August 15, 1918

Palmer Morrison Watts

Sheriff Watts was shot and killed while attempting to raid a still. The suspect had previously threatened to kill anyone who attempted to arrest him.

The suspect fled but was later found hiding in a field. He was convicted of his murder and hanged on June 27, 1919.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1919

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Sheriff Watts,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tuscaloosa County.


United States Border Patrol

August 15, 2018

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