Town Marshal William E. Maddox

Town Marshal William E. Maddox

Shelbyville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, September 8, 1881

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William E. Maddox

Town Marshal William Maddox was killed in a train crash while transporting a prisoner from Louisville back to Shelbyville on a Shelby Railroad train.

The train went off of the bridge over Floyd's Fork near Beckley killing several passengers including Marshal Maddox. Marshal Maddox's prisoner survived the crash and assisted with rescuing numerous other passengers from the river.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Train accident

prisoner custody

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

September 8, 2020

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