Sheriff
Thomas Wooldridge
Dubois County Sheriff's Department
Thursday, May 19, 1842

Age: 45
Served: 7 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 33E, Line 23
Panel L22, Line 10

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, May 19, 1842

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
West Sixth Street, Jasper
Incident County:
Dubois
Incident Township:
Bainbridge
Weapon Used:
Shotgun
Suspect Info:
Pardoned
Burial Location:
Shiloh Cemetery, Ireland

   Sheriff Thomas Wooldridge was shot and killed in an ambush by a suspect he had previously arrested. As Sheriff Wooldridge walked down a street in Jasper the suspect shot him from an upstairs window.

   The suspect was sentenced to two years in prison, but was later pardoned by a judge that was also a personal friend of the suspects.

   Sheriff Wooldridge was survived by his wife.