Sheriff John S. Harrington

Sheriff John S. Harrington

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, June 30, 1902

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John S. Harrington

Sheriff John Harrington was shot and killed as he intervened in a civil dispute between a man and a woman over the building of a fence on a disputed property line. When the woman's grandson attempted to dig a post hole, the man suddenly produced a pistol and opened fire, killing Sheriff Harrington and the woman. The subject was apprehended.

The suspect was tried and acquitted of Sheriff Harrington's murder on October 21, 1902. He was to be tried for the woman's murder at a later date.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Acquitted


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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

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