Constable Crockett B. Boothe

Constable Crockett B. Boothe

McDowell County Constable's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Monday, August 21, 1972

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Crockett B. Boothe

Constable Crockett Boothe was shot and stabbed to death while investigating reports of a disturbance at a residence in Falls Creek.

He arrived at the scene and knocked on the door, but no one answered it. He went around to the side of the house, where he located an open window. As he looked into the window, he was suddenly grabbed by two men and pulled into it. The men took his service weapon and then shot and stabbed him numerous times.

The subjects were arrested and charged with murder.

Constable Boothe was a part-time, elected constable of the Big Creek District.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder


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Constable Boothe,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of McDowell County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 21, 2022

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