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New Hero Search William O. Gwyn - Apr. 02, 1896 (7805)

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Pike County Sheriff's Office Agency Patch
Resided: GA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 02, 1896
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 53 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Pike County Sheriff's Office
GA   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Sheriff
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 10 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: GA   USA   Thu. Apr. 02, 1896
Summary: Sheriff Gwyn was shot and killed as he and several of his deputies attempted to arrest three men for cattle stealing. The suspects, a father, his son, and another man opened fire as the deputies surrounded their house. Sheriff Gwyn was killed and several of his deputies were wounded. All three suspects were captured.

The father and his son were convicted of first degree murder. The son was hanged June 18, 1897. His father was sentenced to life in prison. He died in prison of a heart attack November 18, 1904. The other suspect was tried and acquitted.

Sheriff Gwyn had been with the agency for ten years. He was survived by his wife and three children

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