Marshal William J. Hart

Marshal William J. Hart

Falco Marshal's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, May 31, 1914

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William J. Hart

Marshal William Hart was shot and killed as he and deputies from the Covington County Sheriff's Office attempted to arrest a subject for illegally selling whiskey.

The suspect had barricaded himself inside of his home and opened fire on the officers from inside, fatally wounding Marshal Hart and wounding a deputy.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of first degree murder, and sentenced to life. He was paroled on January 20, 1926.

Marshal Hart had served as the Falco marshal for one year. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1926

alcohol violation, arrest attempt

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I'm related to him also, my family is from Conecuh County my grandmother was born a Hart and is resting in the Thommason family cemetery at Hopwell along with my parents great great grandfather Cornellius Starr Thommason, and many of the Hart's. Still have cousins there in the Carolina community which are the Bozemans.

James M Harsey

June 1, 2022

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