Special Deputy William H. Engel

Photo of Special Deputy William H. Engel
End of Watch: Wed, Aug 13th, 1919
Date of Incident: Wed, Aug 13th, 1919
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 44


His wife and four children


Special Deputy Engel was shot in the back of the head and killed while assisting with the transport of prisoners to the Indiana Reformatory. One of the prisoners had obtained a firearm from his girlfriend as they were being loaded onto the train for transport. It was Special Deputy Engel's first day on the job.


Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office Patch
3500 North Harlan Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47711
(812) 435-5713


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