Deputy Sheriff John L. Wainwright

Deputy Sheriff John L. Wainwright

Clarke County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, August 30, 1909

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John L. Wainwright

Deputy Sheriff John Wainwright was shot and killed in Jackson by one of two brothers he was attempting to arrest.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and hanged at Grove Hill October 22, 1909. His brother was sentenced to 10 years in prison.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1909

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Deputy Sheriff Wainwright,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clarke County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 30, 2019

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