Deputy Sheriff Dick Wharton

Deputy Sheriff Dick Wharton

Cleburne County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, August 6, 1897

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Dick Wharton

Deputy Sheriff Dick Wharton was shot and killed 20 miles northeast of Edwardsville when he was ambushed while attempting to serve arrest warrants.

He had obtained warrants for several men known as wildcatters who were making illegal whiskey. He was ambushed on the public highway and shot multiple times.


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Incident Details

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

ambush, warrant service, alcohol violation

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Deputy Sheriff Wharton,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cleburne County.


United States Border Patrol

August 6, 2022

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