William Marshall Bonds
From the Advertiser-Journal:
April 16, 1942: Sheriff W.M. Bonds is reported recovering this week and is expected home the latter part of the week after being in the Russellville Hospital since last Friday afternoon suffering from blood poisoning. According to reports, Sheriff Bonds accidentally stuck a briar into his finger and then picked it out with a knife. He was carried to the hospital from Double Springs immediately after suffering from the blood poisoning.
April 23, 1942: Sheriff W.M. Bonds continued to suffer from blood poisoning this week. His right forefinger was amputated, and doctors state that there is a possibility that his entire right hand will have to be taken off. Possible donors for a blood transfusion for Sheriff Bonds were being sought in Double Springs Tuesday morning. Sheriff Bonds suffered blood poisoning as a result of picking a briar out of his hand.
May 21, 1942: It's good to see Sheriff Bonds up and around again. The sheriff was in a critical condition for several days with blood poisoning but came out of it minus nothing but a finger. A finger is a lot, all right, but it's not much compared to what he might have lost.
August 6, 1942: Deputies working under Sheriff Marshall Bonds sort of kept track of stills raided by the sheriff and his force for a while. But after the figure passed 600, they gave up for lack of an adding machine. The Democrats have nominated Sheriff W.M. Bonds to run for re-election. The Republican candidate is Ollie Hunter of Double Springs, a former sheriff who was unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary.