Town Marshal William A. Hendon

Town Marshal William A. Hendon

Guin Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, December 1, 1890

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William A. Hendon

Town Marshal William Hendon was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a 17-year-old subject for drunk and disorderly conduct.

The subject escaped following the shooting.

Marshal Hendon was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Deceased

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The Marshall was attempting to control 4 kids who were on a 3 day drunken spree. He was a good man trying to keep the peace as best he could. His family suffered and tried to get past the event. The town itself was never the same afterward. To this day the event is still remembered, as it should be, in the town of Guin, AL.

We ask that God bless his memory and forever give him peace.

John S. Hendon
Great Grandson

December 16, 2016

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