Deputy Sheriff Welton A. McGill

Deputy Sheriff Welton A. McGill

Henry County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, April 13, 1917

Welton A. McGill

Deputy Sheriff Welton McGill was killed and Sheriff Peter H. Reichert died from critical injuries hours later after their automobile was struck by a train at a crossing in Liberty Center, Ohio. A prisoner being transported to jail was also killed.

Deputy Sheriff McGill had previously served in the Spanish-American War and was survived by his wife. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Henry County, Ohio.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Deputy Sheriff McGill,
On today, the 97th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Sheriff for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Henry County.


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April 13, 2014

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