Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Conner

Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Conner

Marengo County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, January 12, 1983

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Nathaniel Conner

Deputy Conner was shot and killed when he and another deputy responded to a call involving a man with a gun. The deputies located the man in a rural part of Marengo County and ordered him to exit his vehicle. As Deputy Conner reached into his patrol car to get the shotgun the man opened fire with a .22 caliber pistol, fatally wounding Deputy Conner. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison, where he died in 2001.
Deputy Conner had been with the agency for 11 and one half years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge MG-6

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison

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My family will forever be indebted to this outstanding LEO. Thanks to Nate and his months-long diligence, he located a teenaged eyewitness to a horrific accident that occurred in Thomaston, Alabama. This October 31 1973 accident almost killed my dad and uncle and left them both permanently disabled. Our families got justice. Thank you forever, Deputy Nate. My parents love you, as do I (even though I was too young to understand what happened and what went on for months afterwards).

Brenda Stokes Edwards

January 13, 2022

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