Constable James S. Childress

Constable James S. Childress

Marshall County Constable's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, December 14, 1893

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James S. Childress

Constable James Childress was shot and killed approximately eight miles east of Guntersville while attempting to serve papers in a civil suite.

The subject, 38, opened fire on Constable Childress with a shotgun after the constable dismounted his horse to serve the papers.

The man fled the area and was arrested in Texas in March 1897. He was returned to Alabama where he was charged with murder. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 3 years on February 11,1898. He was released on July 11, 1900.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released in 1900

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Constable Childress,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Marshall County.


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December 14, 2023

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