Deputy Sheriff James R. Ryals

Deputy Sheriff James R. Ryals

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, March 11, 1922

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James R. Ryals

Deputy Sheriff James Ryals and Deputized Civilian Alfred Camp were shot and killed while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects in Monroe.

Deputy Ryals had deputized Alfred Camp and his father two assist with arresting the two men who had robbed a hardware store in Wheatley the previous night. As they approached the pair one of the men opened fire with a shotgun, killing Deputy Ryals and Deputized Civilian Camp, and wounding Deputy Civilian Camp's father.

The men fled into a nearby swamp but were arrested several hours later and charged with murder.

Deputy Ryals was a widower.


  • Age 69
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Arrested

arrest, robbery

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