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

alcohol violation, ambush, warrant service

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