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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 104th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 30, 2009

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