Constable Max Lee Webb

Constable Max Lee Webb

McDowell County Constable's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, April 15, 1961

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Max Lee Webb

Constable Max Webb was shot and killed in Skygusty, West Virginia, while attempting to serve a traffic violation warrant on a man.

When the officers arrived at the man's rural home the subject and two other men fled on foot. As Constable Webb chased the subject around a car the man opened fire with a shotgun, striking him in the chest and neck. The subject then fled into the woods but was arrested several hours later and admitted to murdering Constable Webb.

On October 10, 1961, the suspect, 29, was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life. On August 30, 1969, he escaped from Moundsville Penitentiary. He was captured 20 days later in London, Kentucky.

Constable Webb was survived by his wife.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Constable Webb,
On today, the 60th 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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April 15, 2021

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