Deputy Sheriff Albert Patton was shot and killed by two men he was attempting to arrest for armed robbery. Both suspects were apprehended two days later in Phelps City, Missouri.
Both suspects were convicted of Deputy Patton’s murder and sentenced to life. On August 3, 1922, one escaped from Fort Madison Penitentiary and was never recaptured. On May 7, 1935, the other subject’s life sentence was commuted to 40 years.
Deputy Patton was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.
Page County Sheriff's Department
End of Watch: Feb. 13, 1921