PFC Daniel C. Adkison

PFC Daniel C. Adkison

DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida, USA
Death 7 Apr 1938 (aged 40)
DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida, USA
Burial Pleasant Ridge, Walton County, Florida, USA
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Grand Jury Won’t Indict Constable in Sheriff’s Death

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, May 17.— (A.P.) — The Walton county grand jury refused to Indict Constable James Neal today for the fatal shooting of Sheriff D. C. Adkison and Frank Hendrix, prison camp employee.

The jury returned a no bill against the constable, who was accused of slaying the two men early on the morning of April 7 when they accosted him near his home on the outskirts of DeFuniak Springs.

The day before Neal had arrested a brother of the sheriff and charged him with transporting liquor. The constable gave himself up after the shooting.

The grand jury’s final report contained severe criticism of lax enforcement of law in Walton county.

Source: The Tampa Tribune, 18 May 1938, Page 13

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Date of birth, place of birth and of death, kindly provided by Anonymous (#49937031).

"PFC Daniel Clayton “Dorrie” Adkison" kindly suggested as name for this memorial by Anonymous (#49937031) on June 22, 2019.

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  • Added: 21 Feb 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 85308373
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Daniel C. Adkison (20 Jul 1897–7 Apr 1938), Find a Grave Memorial no. 85308373, citing Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge, Walton County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Michael Strickland (contributor 47524219) .