Deputy Sheriff Rufus N. Wallingford

Deputy Sheriff Rufus N. Wallingford

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, New Hampshire

End of Watch Tuesday, August 10, 1875

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Rufus N. Wallingford

Deputy Sheriff Rufus Wallingford was shot and killed shortly after midnight near the fairgrounds one-half mile south of Milford, New Hampshire.

His body was found shortly after 5:00 am suffering from a gunshot wound in his chest. His revolver was found nearby and his wallet was missing. A package of writs he was serving was also located near his body.

Deputy Wallingford was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, and by his three siblings.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Brother, it's now been 144 years since your senseless and brutal murder. Your murderer may not have been identified by those working the case then, but those working the case for all eternity know who he was and have, I prayed, dealt with him justly.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal Rest, remain peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

August 10, 2019

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