VINCENTS, H. H. - Carbon County, Wyoming | H. H. VINCENTS - Wyoming Gravestone Photos

H. H. VINCENTS

Saint Josephs Cemetery
Carbon County,
Wyoming

Murdered by George "Big Nose" Parrott
August 19, 1878

OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL:
Special Agent Henry Vincents and Deputy Sheriff Robert Widdowfield, of the Carbon County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed from ambush while pursuing a suspected train robber in Carbon, Wyoming. The officers were ambushed and shot as they approached the suspect's campsite.

The suspect was later arrested and sentenced to death for the murders. Before being executed he was lynched by an angry mob.

Special Agent Vincents is buried in Saint Josephs Cemetery, Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming.

Contributed on 5/18/20 by tomtodd
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Submitted: 5/18/20 • Approved: 5/19/20 • Last Updated: 5/19/20 • R182-G0

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