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

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

Incident Details

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

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Sixth near Clay streets, Jasper
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Shiloh Cemetery, Ireland

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   Sheriff Thomas Wooldridge was shot and killed in an ambush by a suspect he had previously arrested.

   As he walked down a street in Jasper the suspect shot him from an upstairs window.

   The 40-year-old man was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison, but was later pardoned by a judge who was also a personal friend.

   Sheriff Wooldridge was survived by his wife.

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