Deputy Sheriff Welton A. McGill

Deputy Sheriff Welton A. McGill

Henry County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, April 13, 1917

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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.

A prisoner being transported to jail was also killed.

Deputy Sheriff McGill was a United States Army Spanish-American War veteran. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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

prisoner custody, train, transport

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Welton A. McGill of the Henry County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 13, 2024

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