Deputy Sheriff William L. McCain

Deputy Sheriff William L. McCain

Elmore County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, October 6, 1906

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William L. McCain

Deputy Sheriff William McClain was shot and killed from ambush by a juvenile offender who was seeking retaliation for being arrested.

The subject was convicted of Deputy McClain's murder and sentenced to life in prison. He was pardoned by Governor Emmet O'Neal on November 28, 1912.

Deputy McClain had served with the Elmore County Sheriff's Office for four years. He was survived by his wife and nine children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Pardoned in 1912

ambush, juvenile, retaliation

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Went to pay respect to Officer McCain. He is my granddaughter's maternal third great grandfather. She will learn of your sacrifice.

C. Taylor

June 9, 2021

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