Plainclothesman Alexander Vought, Jr.

Plainclothesman Alexander Vought, Jr.

Monessen City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, November 30, 1918

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Alexander Vought, Jr.

Plainclothesman Alexander Vought was shot and killed after questioning several men in a restaurant near the intersection of Schoonmaker Avenue and 14th Street at approximately 9:45 pm.

As he was leaving the restaurant he was shot in the back, severing his spinal cord. He was then shot in the stomach as he fell to the ground.

Plainclothesman Vought was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Monessen City Police Department for only two weeks and had previously served with the Pennsylvania State Police for eight years. He was survived by his father and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 8 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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On this 100th anniversary, we are grateful for the service of Alexander Vought to his community. He is NOT forgotten, and he is honored this day for his life. May he rest in peace.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

November 30, 2018

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