Sheriff W. W. Wright

Sheriff W. W. Wright

Nevada County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, November 3, 1856

W. W. Wright

Sheriff W.W. Wright and City Marshal David Johnson, of Nevada City, were shot and killed as they rode with a posse attempting to recapture three inmates who had escaped from the Nevada County Jail.

The fugitives ambushed the posse near Gold Flat and fatally shot Sheriff Wright and Deputy Johnson.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 161st anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 3, 2017

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