Deputy Sheriff Howard E. Thurman

Deputy Sheriff Howard E. Thurman

Colbert County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, December 13, 1927

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Howard E. Thurman

Deputy Sheriff Howard Thurman was shot and killed while he and three other deputies raided a still in the Sutton Hill district of the county.

The deputies surprised a group of four men at the still. One of the men opened fire and killed Deputy Thurman. Another deputy returned fire and fatally wounded the man.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

alcohol violation

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