Constable T. J. Wilder

Constable T. J. Wilder

Perry County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, May 20, 1926

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T. J. Wilder

Constable T.J. Wilder was shot and killed while taking a woman to jail after arresting her at a local carnival. A man at the carnival approached the pair and fatally shot Constable Wilder. The man later turned himself in to the county sheriff as an angry mob of citizens began searching for him.

The 18-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. His sentence was later commuted to eight years and he was paroled in December of 1931. In September of 1932 he was returned to prison for violating his parole.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1931

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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

May 20, 2015

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