Deputy Sheriff Hugh Craft

Deputy Sheriff Hugh Craft

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, June 12, 1929

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Hugh Craft

Deputy Sheriff Hugh Craft was assassinated because of his previous work as a federal prohibition agent.

Deputy Craft was driving from his farm in Gurley, Alabama, to Huntsville when he was ambushed and shot in the face with a shotgun. The two suspects then shot him in the head with a pistol before fleeing. Weeks later one suspect was apprehended and charged with murder but released later due to a lack of evidence.

Deputy Craft had recently retired as a federal prohibition agent before being appointed a deputy sheriff in Madison County. He had previously served as the chief of police of the Gurley Police Department. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Never apprehended

ambush, retaliation

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

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