Sheriff Thomas Wooldridge

Sheriff Thomas Wooldridge

Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, May 19, 1842

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Thomas Wooldridge

Sheriff Thomas Wooldridge was shot and killed in an ambush by a suspect he had previously arrested. As Sheriff Wooldridge walked down a street in Jasper, the suspect shot him from an upstairs window.

The suspect was sentenced to two years in prison but was later pardoned by a judge that was also a personal friend of the suspect.

Sheriff Wooldridge had served with the Dubois County Sheriff's Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Pardoned

ambush, retaliation

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Sheriff Wooldridge,
On today, the 180th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dubois County.


United States Border Patrol

May 19, 2022

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