End of Watch: 12/29/1864
Agency: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
County: Jefferson County
Sheriff William W. Armstrong of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, died of pneumonia December 29, 1864. He contracted the illness after leading an extensive search for a little girl lost during a bitter snowstorm shortly before Christmas. The search was successful, however, Sheriff Armstrong contracted pneumonia and died one week later. He served as Sheriff for 17 months.