Constable John Dillon

Constable John Dillon

Mingo County Constable's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 24, 1901

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John Dillon

Constable John Dillon was shot and killed in Dingess, West Virginia.

A group of men from Logan County had ridden into town and started a disturbance after becoming drunk. Constable Dillon was called for after the men starting firing shots in town.

When Constable Dillon arrived he exchanged shots with the men. Constable Dillon and one of the suspects were killed in the shootout, and a second suspect was wounded. The men, including the wounded one, were able to mount their horses and flee the town.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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John Dillon was my great grandfather. I have heard the story of his heroism and death since childhood. Thank you for remembering him.

Sandra Reed
Great grand daughter

March 17, 2024

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