Town Marshal W. A. Hyers

Town Marshal W. A. Hyers

Adel Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, May 26, 1902

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W. A. Hyers

Town Marshal W.A. Hyers was shot and mortally wounded by an 18-year-old man whom he attempted to arrest on a warrant for illegal gambling.

As Marshal Hyers approached, the suspect produced a pistol and shot him through his abdomen. The suspect was apprehended in Bayboro, Georgia, the next day. Marshal Hyers succumbed to his wound four days later.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and hanged September 12th, 1902. Marshal Hyers' daughter stood beside the subject as the death trap was sprung and then used her father's knife to cut the suspect down.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, May 22, 1902
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Executed in 1902

gambling, warrant service

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Marshal Hyers,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Adel.


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May 26, 2022

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