Deputy Sheriff Aleck Culpepper

Deputy Sheriff Aleck Culpepper

Ware County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, June 17, 1890

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Aleck Culpepper

Deputy Sheriff Aleck Culpepper was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to arrest for burglary.

Deputy Culpepper had a warrant for a man who had burglarized the commissary of a railroad tie contractor in Waycross. As Deputy Culpepper and two other deputies approached the suspect's shanty he opened fire with a rifle through a crack in the doorway. Deputy Culpepper was hit once in the chest and killed instantly.

The suspect was captured in Valdosta six months later. He was hanged on May 13, 1892.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .38 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1892

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No passage of time could ever erase your service and the sacrifice you made, and know that you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 17, 2020

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