Constable W. W. Tartt

Constable W. W. Tartt

Graves County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, February 8, 1915

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W. W. Tartt

Constable W.W. Tartt was shot and killed at Melber by a man that he and another constable attempted to arrest for breaking into a house. The suspect was arrested minutes later.

Three nights later a mob of more that 50 men seized the suspect from the county jail at Maysville, hanged him from a tree on the court house lawn, and riddled his body with bullets.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched

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