Deputy Sheriff Lucious "Alvan" North

Deputy Sheriff Lucious "Alvan" North

Houston County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, August 17, 1916

Lucious "Alvan" North

Deputy Alvan North was shot and killed by the father and brother of a man he had arrested earlier in the day for riding passenger trains without paying. When the father learned that the man had been brought before the justice of the peace, he and the brother became enraged and went to the justice's store to confront him.

After exchanging words with the justice and Deputy North, the two suspects opened fire, striking Deputy North in the abdomen. Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy North returned fire and fatally wounded the younger attacker. The father was arrested a short time later. He was convicted of murder approximately one month later and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy North was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 10, 1916
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Granddad I went to Washington DC and saw your name and I broke down in tears but my 7 year old Granddaugther was there to hug me. You would have been proud of her she is such a trooper. I am proud of you and wish we could have meet and shared the love my Grandkids show to me. Proud of you and what you stood for. I will be attending a memorial tommorow in your honor and I will allways think of your sacrifice Love Your Grandson Joe

Joe D North

May 14, 2018

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