Deputy Sheriff John A. Wall

Deputy Sheriff John A. Wall

Johnston County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, April 13, 1919

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John A. Wall

Deputy Sheriff John Wall was shot and fatally wounded while raiding a liquor still. He was taken to Rex Hospital in Raleigh where he died the next day.

Four men were arrested and charged with his murder.

All four suspects were convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison June 22, 1919.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 12, 1919
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

alcohol violation

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Deputy Sheriff Wall,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Johnston County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 13, 2019

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