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Sheriff Alexander Compton

Wabash County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, December 20, 1906

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Reflections for Sheriff Alexander Compton

I always say I will not apologize for what dead people did when they were alive. If ever there was a time for such an apologize, this would be it. Such a violent action reverberates through time and touches the lives of the perpetrators and the victim. The shooter is a 2nd cousin twice removed as I have found through researching my family. I am sorry for the pain of the Compton family and those who knew Sheriff and his descendants who heard the story. I always support the Blues and pay my respects now for the fallen. I am glad you have this reflections page.

Starlene R Johnson

December 10, 2020

Sheriff Compton's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-12-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

January 12, 2018

Thinking about you on the 110th anniversary of your death. Many thanks for your services to our country.

John Haseltine - Civilian

December 20, 2016

Sheriff Compton,
On today, the 109th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wabash County.


United States Border Patrol

December 20, 2015

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Compton. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 105th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 20, 2011

Sheriff Compton, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

September 16, 2010

You are a member of the finest team on earth and you will always be remembered. Rest in peace, you have earned it.


January 12, 2009

Sheriff Compton,
It has taken over 103 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wabash County.



January 12, 2009

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