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 suspects.

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

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 19, 2015

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