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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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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