City Marshal James H. Durand

City Marshal James H. Durand

Hobson City Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, January 22, 1909

James H. Durand

City Marshal James Durand succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained in November 1908 earlier when was shot while investigating claims from a woman that a man had been harassing her.

After Marshal Durand spoke to the suspect the man went and obtained a pistol. He then located Marshal Durand and shot him in the back. Marshal Durand was taken to a hospital in Anniston where he remained until dying on January 22nd, 1909.

Marshal Durand had served as the marshal of the Hobson City Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and sister.

Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 1, 1908
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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City Marshal Durand,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hobson City.

R.I.P.
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