Jailer Paul Sloan

Jailer Paul Sloan

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, September 27, 1900

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Paul Sloan

Jailer Sloan was shot and killed while attempting to prevent a prisoner from being taken from the Calcasieu Parish Jail by an angry mob. The mob had battered down the jail's front door using a large pipe.

Fearing for their lives, the deputies on the inside of the jail opened fire into the air. Several members of the mob then returned fire, fatally wounding Jailer Sloan.

Several members of the mob were arrested and charged with Jailer Sloan's murder. The two leaders of the mob were convicted of Jailer Sloan's murder and sentenced to life. Both said they did not fire any shots. One was pardoned by Governor Newton C. Blanchard in 1906. The prisoner Jailer Sloan was protecting was convicted of criminal assault, with details that are unspeakable, and sentenced to 20 years.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 27, 2020

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