Chief of Police Francis Hays Wilmoth

Chief of Police Francis Hays Wilmoth

Coalton Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 22, 1902

Francis Hays Wilmoth

Chief Francis Wilmoth was shot and killed while arresting two suspects. A third suspect shot him from an ambush position.

Two of the men were lynched by an angry mob two days later. The third suspect was arrested by a posse who located him hiding in the mountains near Montrose.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest In Peace Chief Wilmoth, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

July 22, 2013

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