Justice of the Peace Thomas Simms Meredith

Justice of the Peace Thomas Simms Meredith

Prince William County Circuit Court, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 19, 1922

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Thomas Simms Meredith

Justice of the Peace Meredith was shot and killed in Gainesville while attempting to arrest a man for disturbing the peace.

The suspect shot Justice Meredith several times and then fled the scene.

The suspect turned himself in several days later. He was convicted of Justice Meredith's murder, sentenced to death, and executed on February 6th, 1923.

Justice Meredith was survived by his wife.


  • Age 63
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Executed in 1923

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Justice Meredith,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Prince William County.


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July 19, 2022

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