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
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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I have been a law enforcement officer for over 14 years and this is the first time I have visited this page. Perhaps it was a coincidence that I came across the story of your sacrifice, 94 years and one day after your passing. Or perhaps it is not a coincidence. The story of your sacrifice is still being told.

Rest easy, brother.


July 20, 2016

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