Constable Moore C. Wisdom

Constable Moore C. Wisdom

Purdy Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, August 30, 1834

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Moore C. Wisdom

Constable Moore Wisdom was stabbed to death by a prisoner he was escorting to the town jail.

A citizen had obtained a warrant the man for engaging in an illegal game of slight of hand involving a thimble and a ball. Constable Moore located the the subject three miles north of town and the two road back to town on Constable Moore's horse.

As they arrived at the jail the subject suddenly produced a long knife and stabbed Constable Wisdom several times, inflicting fatal wounds. The man was charged with murder and an accomplice was charged as an accessory to murder for having given him the knife.

Constable Wisdom was survived by his parents and several siblings.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 30, 2020

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