Deputy Sheriff J. C. Crain

Deputy Sheriff J. C. Crain

Miller County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, October 21, 1932

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J. C. Crain

Deputy Crain and Deputy Melvin Brackman were shot and killed in an ambush while attempting to arrest a bootlegger. The ambush occurred at the intersection of two rural county roads in southern Miller County. Deputy Crain succumbed to his wounds two days after the shooting. The suspect was later apprehended.

The suspect was convicted of one count of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled July 5, 1937.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 19, 1932
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled In 1937

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Persons in uniform and public service always do great jobs and sometimes end up in tragic ends leaving behind loving kids and family who must be looked after by employers, people and federal govt.

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