Marshal William Jefferson Prince

Marshal William Jefferson Prince

Davisboro Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, February 20, 1910

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William Jefferson Prince

Marshal Prince succumbed to wounds received one week earlier when he was shot after responding to a house after receiving reports of a disturbance. While at the home he ordered one of the men to appear at the Mayor's court on the following Monday morning. As he turned to leave the man grabbed a shotgun and shot him in the leg, causing a serious wound. The suspect fired a second shot as Marshal Prince fell to the ground, but the shot missed. Marshal Prince was attended to by a doctor but succumbed to the wound in a hospital.
The suspect was apprehended several days later and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, February 13, 1910
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 years

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Marshal Prince,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Davisboro.


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February 20, 2020

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