Deputy Sheriff William Thomas McMinn

Deputy Sheriff William Thomas McMinn

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, October 7, 1939

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William Thomas McMinn

Deputy McMinn was fatally shot in the back while attempting to serve a warrant at a community dance.

Two suspects were arrested in connection with his murder. One of the men was found guilty and the second was acquitted of the murder. Both men were later shot to death by angry citizens.

Deputy McMinn was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Killed by citizens

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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